Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

The multidisciplinary design firm will provide maintenance, upgrades, and protection solutions for an array of U.S. natural and cultural heritage sites.

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).

The up to $10 billion in GAOA funding — which comes from oil and gas royalties — is allocated to provide comprehensive maintenance, upgrades, and protection for national parks, public lands, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools.

Additionally, Cushing Terrell is supporting two other DOI IDIQ awardees, partnering with TD&H Engineering and Bratslavsky Consulting Engineers on the five-year contracts, each with two option years and an upper limit of $50 million. Coverage areas for the teams include Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska, designed by Cushing Terrell, is representative of the firm’s experience with U.S. natural and cultural sites. This LEED Silver project includes a PV array along with a sod roof and natural ventilation system.
Read more about Cushing Terrell’s perspective on GAOA funding potential.

“We’re honored to join forces with these talented small businesses to deliver services aimed at maintaining and improving the infrastructure and facilities that enable visitors to responsibly and safely experience our national parks, monuments, and wildlife refuges,” said Shawn Pelowitz, Associate Principal and Government Design Studio Director for Cushing Terrell. “Our natural environments call to us, and we visit these spaces for entertainment, education, and simple appreciation. We want to see these areas thrive so that everyone can continue to visit them for many years to come.”

Cushing Terrell has more than three decades of experience providing support to the U.S. Department of the Interior, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. National Park Service.

Learn more about Cushing Terrell’s Government Design services.

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 400 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit