Senior Architect, GSA Total Workplace Program, Central Office, PBS
Mr. Kelly obtained his BS Arch degree from Catholic University of American in Washington DC and his M Arch from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has been a Registered Architect since 1982, and during his 14 years in the private sector, he worked on residences, condominiums, embassies, and office buildings. Internationally, he worked as Chief Site Architect of the ¾ mile-long Commercial Center of the new Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during which time he traveled extensively studying architecture from Nepal to Morocco. For the subsequent 15 years, he served in the public sector in the Public Building Service of GSA as a DC-based expert on courthouse and border station design. Together with Ed Feiner, the former Chief Architect of GSA, he helped set up the noted Design Excellence Program. He has provided design guidance and owner representation for 10 Courthouses and many Federal Office Buildings throughout the Nation. His current emphasis on interior architecture began with his responsibility for design and construction projects in the 115 GSA Child Care Centers. In 2004, he was appointed as the GSA Director of Workplace 20|20, a research and pilot project program to better align real estate with its GSA’s 21st Century mission. Putting this research into broad practice across Government, he is currently the Senior Architect for the Total Workplace Program – yielding the kind of smart decreases in footprint that benefit taxpayers while increasing the quality of support that benefits workers, their agencies and ultimately the public. He has written articles for professional journals and Evaluating the Federal Workplace in the US: The Case of the GSA, in the book, Enhancing Building Performance, published in 2013 by John Wiley and Sons, UK.