Federal Reserve Security Upgrades

Washington, DC

Quick Facts: 

Client: Coakley Williams – Design Build

Market: Public/Civic

Services: Planning, Architecture

We were selected by the Federal Reserve Board, as part of a contractor-led design/build team, to upgrade the perimeter security for one of their Washington DC facilities located within a block of the White House complex. This effort required providing a comprehensive design solution that was esthetically acceptable to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission and the DC Department of Transportation.

We facilitated the eventual approvals by organizing joint meetings with all these reviewing agencies prior to formal submissions; and developed a final concept, together with our consulting engineers, that met both the Federal Reserve Board’s security requirements while responding to larger issues of urban design. In addition, we worked closely with the contractor to detail and specify the contract documents in a way that expedited construction within budget and schedule. July 2012 completion of construction is expected.