Guam – Guam residents may soon see the island’s first comprehensive museum built before too long as the phase of choosing its design team has been completed.
The Guam Economic Development Authority Board and management deliberated today and selected the architectural firm of Laguana & Cristobal as Architectural & Engineering for the construction of the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility (GCEF) or the Guam Museum.
The decision came after reviewing proposals from local A&E firms who responded to a request for proposal and the convening of a selection committee was assembled to specifically review and grade each proposal in search of the most qualified design team.
A GCEF Steering committee has been assembled to funnel information from and to the community alongside GEDA who will continue to communicate through an outreach program that will include a specific Hotel Occupancy Tax Bond (HOT Bond) project website, email newsletters and presentations and forums to keep the community abreast of the museum’s progress.
In addition to working with GEDA, this committee is also collaborating closely with the Guam Visitors Bureau, The Guam Museum Foundation and Department of Chamorro Affairs.
“The Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility is just one of the many projects included in Governor Eddie Calvo’s plan to revitalize Hagatna. Our team and all involved are working diligently to meet the Governor’s goal for completion of 2014. Choosing the A&E was a huge step. We are excited about giving Guam this museum. Our people deserve it,” said Karl A. Pangelinan, GEDA Administrator
The Guam Economic Development Authority is an autonomous agency of the Government of Guam and a Guam public corporation. GEDA’s mission is to develop a sound and sustainable economy through innovative programs that preserve and promote local culture, economic opportunities and quality of life. GEDA is tasked to generate its own revenue to sustain its operations.