General Services Administration

The United States General Services Administration (GSA) has the responsibility of providing workspace, security, support, and equipment to more than 100 federal agencies. While providing this service to over a million federal civilian workers, GSA faces the additional responsibility of complying with cultural resource requirements, as they work to expand, revitalize and preserve historic government buildings. New South Associates has experience and knowledge of cultural resource compliance regulations applicable to historic urban settings.

New South Associates has provided cultural resources support to the GSA by performing a full array of services including: cultural resources assessments; Section 106 compliance archaeological surveys, testings, and data recoveries; historic building documentations, such as HABS HAER projects; urban context studies; and studies of potential impacts to historic structures. New South has assisted the GSA in documenting and preserving its historic courthouses throughout the southeast and has provided numerous studies in preparation for the construction of new courthouses, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic courthouse buildings. These studies have included:

• Cultural Resource Assessment and Archaeological Testing of the Charlotte Courthouse (North Carolina);

• Cultural Resource Assessment of the Nashville Courthouse (Tennessee);

• Miami Courthouse Cultural Resource Assessment (Florida);

• Archaeological Survey, Testing, and Data Recovery at the Covington Courthouse (Kentucky);

• Architectural and Historical Documentation of the Greyhound Bus Station, the Figh-Pickett House, and the Bartlett Building, Montgomery

(Alabama);

• Cultural Resource Assessment of the Savannah Courthouse (Georgia);

• Paleoethnobotany of the African Burial Ground (New York);

• Archaeological Data Recovery Mitigation for the US Probation Office, Mobile (Alabama);

• Phase II Archaeological Survey and Assessment of the Tampa Courthouse (Florida);

• Phase I and Phase II Archaeological Survey of the Ft. Pierce Courthouse (Florida);

• Phase I and II Archaeological Surveys of the Fort Pierce Courthouse (Florida); and

• Cultural Resource Assessment of the Proposed US Courthouse Site in Greeneville (Tennessee)

We understand the challenges of completing these projects in an urban environment when the projects involve multiple government entities, construction crews at work, historic buildings, archaeological sites with complex occupation sequences buried under layers of asphalt, and curious members of the general public.

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