Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Location: 
Washington, DC
Client: 
Eisenhower Memorial Commission & General Services Administration
Architect: 
Gehry Partners, LLP / AECOM, A Joint Venture
Year Completed: 
2019
Sector: 

This four-acre site is the first national presidential memorial of the 21st century, which recognizes Eisenhower’s contributions to our nation as the 34th President and the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. 

Located in a four-acre public park adjacent to the National Mall and across the street from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Memorial combines grand architectural elements, sculpture,and green space to highlight Eisenhower from his humble childhood in America's heartland to his decisive role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in World War II and his two terms as President.

Framing the entire park and Memorial is a first-of-its-kind stainless steel woven tapestry by artistThomas Osinski, which depicts the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc on the Normandy coastline. Stone bas relief images and inscription panels bear poignant words from Eisenhower addresses to give context to the Memorial's sculptures.

In addition to the memorial, the project included a bookstore, a National Park Service Ranger contact station, public restrooms, and support facilities for the memorial’s operation and maintenance.

C3M Power Systems, a subsidiary of Clark, is responsible for the installation of power distribution systems, high-end lighting fixtures and controls, and communications systems for the memorial and visitor’s center as well as electrical and communications work as needed to perform structural rehabilitation of the existing Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building. 

Clark Concrete performed cast-in-place concrete work for the project.