flexiblefullpage -
billboard - default
interstitial1 - interstitial
catfish1 - bottom
Currently Reading

GSA names Elliot Doomes Public Buildings Service Commissioner

Government Buildings

GSA names Elliot Doomes Public Buildings Service Commissioner

Doomes succeeds Nina Albert, who served as commissioner since July 2021.


By U.S. General Services Administration | October 10, 2023
GSA names Elliot Doomes Public Buildings Service Commissioner
Elliot Doomes, who has been serving as Regional Administrator for GSA’s National Capital Region since January, will assume responsibilities as Commissioner upon Albert’s departure. Photo courtesy GSA

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the agency’s Public Buildings Service Commissioner Nina Albert will depart on Oct. 13 and that Elliot Doomes will succeed her.

Commissioner Albert has served since July 2021, managing GSA’s nationwide asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management and disposal activities. This includes approximately 371 million square feet of government-owned and leased space across the United States and six territories.

“Nina has been an outstanding leader, especially through a period of major change. Nina’s leadership has been vital to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the last few years, including supporting the safety of workers and visitors to federal buildings during the pandemic, launching billions of dollars in historic investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, helping re-envision the future of federal workspaces, and so much more,” said Administrator Robin Carnahan. “We wish her the best, and we are pleased that Elliot will step up to lead the PBS team as they continue to deliver tremendous impact as they optimize the federal footprint and deliver for the millions of people we serve.”

“It has been an honor to serve GSA and the Biden-Harris Administration over the past two years,” said Commissioner Albert. “The opportunity to define hybrid work and demonstrate how GSA can improve the workplace experience for millions of federal workers, as well as right-size the federal footprint, has been my goal. I know that the PBS team will continue to steward these efforts in support of federal agencies’ missions and to the benefit of communities across the United States.”

Doomes, who has been serving as Regional Administrator for GSA’s National Capital Region since January, will assume responsibilities as Commissioner upon Albert’s departure. In this role, Doomes will oversee the GSA real estate portfolio. GSA currently owns or leases more than 8,800 assets, maintains the workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 500 historic properties.

“I have full confidence that Elliot will seamlessly step into this new role leading our dynamic PBS workforce,” said Administrator Carnahan. “His impressive record overseeing federal real estate portfolio, and leadership to incentivize economic growth will continue to be a driving force behind GSA’s mission to deliver services for the American people.”

Doomes came to GSA with nearly 20 years of Capitol Hill experience, most recently at the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. He also has more than a decade of experience helping oversee federal real estate and economic development projects as the former counsel for the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. His early experience was focused on supporting economic development within the District of Columbia.

Related Stories

Products and Materials | Feb 29, 2024

Top building products for February 2024

BD+C Editors break down February's top 15 building products, from custom-engineered glass bridges to washroom accessories.

Modular Building | Feb 6, 2024

Modular fire station allows for possible future reconfigurations

A fire station in Southern California leveraged prefab, modular construction for faster completion and future reconfiguration.

Government Buildings | Jan 29, 2024

Army Corps of Engineers moves into new engineering and support center

The building, in Huntsville, Ala., combines office and warehouse spaces.

Sponsored | BD+C University Course | Jan 17, 2024

Waterproofing deep foundations for new construction

This continuing education course, by Walter P Moore's Amos Chan, P.E., BECxP, CxA+BE, covers design considerations for below-grade waterproofing for new construction, the types of below-grade systems available, and specific concerns associated with waterproofing deep foundations.

Museums | Jan 8, 2024

Achieving an ideal visitor experience with the ADROIT approach

Alan Reed, FAIA, LEED AP, shares his strategy for crafting logical, significant visitor experiences: The ADROIT approach.

Government Buildings | Dec 19, 2023

New Pennsylvania State Archives building holds documents dating back to 1680

Work was recently completed on a new Pennsylvania State Archives building in Harrisburg, Penn. The HGA-designed, 146,000-sf facility offers numerous amenities, including computers, scanners, printers, a kitchenette with seating, lockers, a meeting room, a classroom, an interactive video wall, gallery, and all-gender restrooms. The features are all intended to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for visitors.

Giants 400 | Dec 12, 2023

Top 15 Veterans Affairs Facility Construction Firms for 2023

Walsh Group, Turner Construction, BL Harbert, and Hoar Construction top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest Veterans Affairs facility general contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report. 

Giants 400 | Dec 12, 2023

Top 20 Veterans Affairs Facility Engineering Firms for 2023

IMEG, Specialized Engineering Solutions, KPFF Consulting Engineers, and Heapy head BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest Veterans Affairs facility engineering and engineering/architecture (EA) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.

Giants 400 | Dec 12, 2023

Top 35 Veterans Affairs Facility Architecture Firms for 2023

LEO A DALY, Page Southerland Page, Guidon, and HDR top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest Veterans Affairs facility architecture and architecture/engineering (AE) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report.  

Giants 400 | Dec 12, 2023

Top 35 Military Facility Construction Firms for 2023

Hensel Phelps, DPR Construction, Walsh Group, and Whiting-Turner top BD+C's ranking of the nation's largest military facility general contractors and construction management (CM) firms for 2023, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2023 Giants 400 Report. 

boombox1 - default
boombox2 -
native1 -

More In Category




halfpage1 -

Most Popular Content

  1. 2021 Giants 400 Report
  2. Top 150 Architecture Firms for 2019
  3. 13 projects that represent the future of affordable housing
  4. Sagrada Familia completion date pushed back due to coronavirus
  5. Top 160 Architecture Firms 2021