The project team building the $4 million 2009 Presidential Inaugural Review Stands kept a strong focus on sustainability, and 100% of the structural assemblies will be reused in future inaugurations.

Presidential Inaugural Review Stands, Washington, D.C.

In addition to new construction materials, all three stands incorporated materials reused from existing inventory.

The fast-track project included the design and construction of three demountable structures used for the inauguration of President Barack Obama: a presidential review stand built in front of the White House, a three-story media stand at Lafayette Park and an additional review stand serving the D.C. mayor’s staff on the front steps of city hall.

Key Players

Owner: District of Columbia, U.S. Secret Service and National Park Service, Washington, D.C.
Architect: Atelier Architects, Washington, D.C.
General contractor: Associated Builders Inc., Hyattsville, Md.
Structural engineer: Keast & Hood Co., Washington, D.C.

The project’s total time from Notice to Proceed to submission of final design documents was 120 days. Concept development was completed four weeks after notice, and 95% construction documents were submitted four weeks after receipt of concept design comments.