Washington 2024


Summer Olympics BID Program Management

In 2014 B&D was selected by Washington 2024 to provide program management services for the Washington D.C. region’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. We led a team of professionals including Gensler, Gorove/Slade, and Clark Construction to develop a comprehensive plan, bid document, and execution strategy for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our scope of work included managing internal team protocols; facilitating bid coordination meetings and action items; developing the program requirements for the sports venues; producing project, Games, and implementation schedules; managing comprehensive venue and site development budgets; vetting site and venue feasibility; facilitating stakeholder engagement; and managing the reporting process. At the outset of the bid process, a vision was created for the future of the District of Columbia in 2024 and beyond—a city with a newly activated eastern end shaped by a redeveloped RFK Stadium Campus, an Olympic Stadium and Athletes Village at Hill East, and a second waterfront along the Anacostia River. Over the course of a year, a comprehensive plan was devised to execute this vision and to ensure a compact, walkable footprint; a memorable experience for athletes; use of existing venues or development of legacy venues; clean-up of the Anacostia River; and continual usage of the facilities and spaces for generations after the 2024 Olympics. The plan received region-wide support from local governments, the business community, and the general public. In 2015 the Washington 2024 bid was presented to the U.S. Olympic Committee along with bids from Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. While not selected, the District of Columbia remains committed to the vision set forth in the Washington 2024 bid. And in 2016, the project received an AIA|DC Excellence in Urban Design and Master Planning award.