Washington Nationals Ballpark


South Capitol Street and N Street, Washington, DC


District of Columbia Sports & Entertainment Comm., Washington, DC


HOK / Devroux-Purnell Architects, Washington, DC


ReSH/Thornton Tomasetti, Washington, DC


Clark / Hunt / Smoot JV, Clark Construction Group, LLC, Bethesda, MD

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

1.0 million



Architectural Precast Elements:

• 503 precast panels with a range of light to heavy sandblasting.




Washington Nationals Ballpark
Washington Nationals Ballpark
Washington Nationals Ballpark
Washington Nationals Ballpark

The exterior façade of the 41,888 Washington Nationals Ballpark features a unique design of steel, glass, and pre-cast concrete that blends together to create an aesthetic that reflects the architecture of Washington, DC. The precast concrete components of the façade evoke the limestone of the major public buildings of Washington, including inspiration drawn from the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art by I.M. Pei. The park’s concourses and seating decks are designed to evoke the feeling of a variety of distinct Washington neighborhoods, featuring a variety of views and identities.

Most impressively, this state-of-the-art facility achieved certification as LEED Silver, a rarity for a major public arena. The designers utilized clever design and sustainable materials to make Washington Nationals Park one of the greenest public facilities in the nation. More than half the fans entering the park, for instance, will reach their seats without ever using an escalator, elevator, ramps or stairs because the main field level is set 24 feet below the street level. The use of precast concrete was an important contributor to this achievement. The National’s ballpark featured a range of light to heavy sandblasting on 503 precast panels, totaling almost 92,000 square feet of area. White cement and local aggregates were used to help the facility achieve its LEED certification.

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