Our Space

 

The Bechtel Conference Center offers more than 5,700 square feet of state-of-the art meeting space. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select the most appropriate room and setup based on your event specifications and requirements. To book a room for your event, review our policies and complete the request form to get a quote.

East Wing

Square: 325
Max Capacity: 16
Details: A more intimate space, this room is the perfect setting to encourage attendee participation. And, setup as a classroom session utilizing tables and chairs, it is also ideal for...
Cardinal Room U-Shape Layout
Square: 1,250
Max Capacity: 90
Details: This is our largest, single meeting room. It offers generous floor space, creating a window of opportunity for the trainer, the attendees and overall group to complete their...
Dulles Room Classroom
Square: 250
Max Capacity: 14
Details: Allows for ample space to schedule a networking session with round tables; or for a U-shaped session where attendees can face each other.

West Wing

ASCE Room
Square: 860
Max Capacity: 80
Details: A comfortable balance of space in the not too small and the not to large attendance category; great for a U-shaped configuration (16-24 guests); theater-style (35 guests); or...
CH2M Hill Room
Square: 924
Max Capacity: 72
Details: Windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (56 attendees), classroom seating (34...
DMJM Room
Square: 450
Max Capacity: 30
Details: Allows for ample space to schedule a networking session with round tables; or for a U-shaped session where attendees can face each other.
Extended Room A - B Diagram
Square: 1,784
Max Capacity: 150
Details: We combine two meeting rooms to support above average increases in meeting attendance; windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light...
Extended Room A - B - C Diagram
Square: 2,708
Max Capacity: 230
Details: We combine three meeting rooms to support our largest attendance requests; windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This...
Harris Room
Square: 432
Max Capacity: 24
Details: A more intimate space, this room is the perfect setting to encourage attendee participation. And, setup as a classroom session utilizing tables and chairs, it is also ideal for...
Seabury & Smith with blinds down
Square: 924
Max Capacity: 72
Details: Windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (56 attendees), classroom seating (34...
 
DMJM Room
Seating configuration with attendance: 2-20 attendees
Recommended: 12-16 attendees
Details: Allows for ample space to schedule a networking session with round tables; or for a U-shaped session where attendees can face each other.
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$450.00 $75.00 $650.00 $100.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Harris Room
Seating configuration with attendance: 2-12 attendees
Recommended: 6-8 attendees
Details: A more intimate space, this room is the perfect setting to encourage attendee participation. And, setup as a classroom session utilizing tables and chairs, it is also ideal for laptop training that allows the instructor a near one-on-one relationship with participants.
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$450.00 $75.00 $650.00 $100.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
CH2M Hill Room (A)
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 70 attendees
Recommended: 24-34 attendees
Details: Windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (56 attendees), classroom seating (34 guests), and theater style for briefing (70 guests).
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$550.00 $100.00 $750.00 $125.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
ASCE Room
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 40 attendees
Recommended: 16-30 attendees
Details: A comfortable balance of space in the not too small and the not to large attendance category; great for a U-shaped configuration (16-24 guests); theater-style (35 guests); or classroom seating for (16-30 guests).
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$550.00 $100.00 $750.00 $125.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Seabury & Smith Room (C)
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 70 attendees
Recommended: 24-34 attendees
Details: Windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (56 attendees), classroom seating (34 guests), and theater-style (70 guests).
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$550.00 $100.00 $750.00 $125.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
CH2M Hill (A) & ASCE (B) Rooms
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 80 attendees
Recommended: 36-76 attendees
Details: We combine two meeting rooms to support above average increases in meeting attendance; windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (80 attendees), classroom seating (80 guests), and theater-style (120 guests).
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$1,100.00 $200.00 $1,300.00 $225.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
CH2M Hill (A), ASCE (B),
and Seabury & Smith (C) Rooms
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 180 attendees
Recommended: 85-160 attendees
Details: We combine three meeting rooms to support our largest attendance requests; windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (120 attendees), classroom seating (140 guests), and theater style (180 guests).
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$1,650.00 $300.00 $1,850.00 $325.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Cardinal Room
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 80 attendees
Recommended: 25-70 attendees
Details: This is our largest, single meeting room. It offers generous floor space, creating a window of opportunity for the trainer, the attendees and overall group to complete their objectives; each seating configuration is potentially attainable to achieve your requirements.
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$750.00 $125.00 $950.00 $150.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Dulles Room
Seating configuration with attendance: 2-14 attendees
Recommended: 2-12 attendees
Details: Allows for ample space to schedule a networking session with round tables; or for a U-shaped session where attendees can face each other.
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$250.00 $50.00 $450.00 $75.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Reston Room
Seating configuration with attendance: 2-10 attendees
Recommended: 2-8 attendees
Details: A more intimate space, this room is the perfect setting to encourage attendee participation. And, setup as a classroom session utilizing tables and chairs, it is also ideal for laptop training that allows the instructor a near one-on-one relationship with participants.
Weekday 8Hr Rate Weekday Hourly Rate Weekend 8Hr Rate Weekend Hourly Rate*
$250.00 $50.00 $450.00 $75.00
Weekday Evening: Three Hour Minimum Room Rental
* Weekends: Four Hour Minimum Room Rental
 
Chi Epsilon Room
Seating configuration with attendance: Up to 70 attendees
Recommended: 24-34 attendees
Details: Windows line the perimeter of this spacious room, letting in ample amounts of natural light. This meeting room is ideal for round tables (56 attendees), classroom seating (34 guests), and theater style for briefing (70 guests).

 

Room Set Ups

How tables and chairs should be arranged in a meeting room depends on how the content will be delivered to participants. Different set ups allow for different types of learning and audience participation or interactions. Choose a room that will help you achieve your objectives for your event.

Following is a description of various standard set up options. We can also work with you to create a custom room set up for your event.

Classroom Style
Classroom style
Rows of tables with 2 or 3 chairs at each one, with tables arranged to face the front of the room. Appropriate when the conference is an informational type presentation. The presenters are providing the information, with some dialogue with the audience.
Theater style
Theater style
Rows of chairs facing the front of the room, usually divided by center and/or side aisles. Maximizes meeting room space utilization. Theater works well when the audience needs to take minimal notes and/or the presentation is 2 hours or less in length.
Conference style
Conference style
Six-foot or eight-foot conference tables clustered in the center of the room to form one solid surface. Chairs are placed around the perimeter of the tables. Small "brainstorming" sessions when the group does not have a designated presenter/leader. They provide plenty of workspace for each person and good communication/visual lines for each participant.
U-Shape
U-Shape
Six- or eight-foot conference tables placed end to end in the room to form the shape of a U. Chairs are placed around the outside of the U. Small groups that require conversations between the presenter and audience, as well as conversations between the participants.
Hollow Square
Hollow Square
Six- or eight-foot conference tables placed in a rectangular outline with open space in the middle. Chairs are placed around the perimeter of the square. Small "brainstorming" sessions when the group does not have a designated presenter/leader. They provide plenty of workspace for each person and good communication/visual lines for each participant.
Banquet style
Banquet style
Used for food functions, standard round tables of either 60 or 72 inches in diameter are used to seat 8 to 12 people.
Half Moon Rounds
Seating around half of the table so all are facing towards the front with no one’s back to the presenter.
Chevron or
Chevron or "V" Shape
The chevron arrangement allows discussion among small groups of participants during or immediately after a larger group activity. Chevron creates a more enclosed type of feel for the presenter and audience.
Herringbone
Herringbone
Appropriate when the meeting is an informational type presentation. The presenter is providing the information, with some dialogue with the audience. Herringbone creates a more enclosed type of feel for the presenter and audience.