US Supreme Court
- LocationWashington, DC
- Project Size450,000 SF
- Project Budget$615,000
- Services ProvidedRelocation Management
- Schedule3 months
In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court underwent its first major renovation since it was built in 1935. The 450,000 square foot facelift was completed in four quadrants. The scope of work included removing all existing FF&E, providing special storage for historic assets, packing, moving and unpacking areas. PSG also managed the complete relocation of over one mile of books in the historic library and rare book collection.
PSG provided relocation management services:
- Space planning
- A full asset inventory (including bar coding and database)
- Technical migration plans
- Meeting facilitation to enable work to continue without interruption during swing space moves
- Interaction with Supreme Court staff and Architect of the Capitol punch list services
Migration planning challenges:
- Parameters of the Court’s schedule
- Mandate that no Court assets could leave the grounds
- No budget for off-site storage; and no staging area for storage trailers
PSG identified and reconfigured existing space within the building to generate storage space for the Court assets. A room-by-room asset inventory was developed using photographs and a custom database; furniture was labeled, removed and stored; extra storage space was achieved without procuring temporary space by installing racking in private areas.
A system to store all the court briefs using high density shelving was created, and PSG successfully managed all of the moves during the US Supreme Court’s renovation.