PRESS Release from Event Architects

Date Posted: January 13, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Carol Gifford, 312-307-8318; Candice Warltier, 312-587-3105


Only Chicago Firm Producing Official Inauguration Events

January 13, 2009 -- Chicago-based Event Architects, an event management and production company ( has been tapped by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) to produce a series of official Inauguration Events in Washington DC for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural celebration. Event Architects is the only Chicago based event company tapped for event planning and production of official PIC events. Details of the events follow:

Brought in only three weeks ago, Event Architects has the expertise and ability to move large events forward quickly and in a discerning way. Their deep expertise in event design, lighting, audio visual, logistics, transportation, entertainment management, off premise catering and menu design as well as budget management make them natural picks for this exciting challenge. Event Architects is working in partnership on these events with a Boston - based events company, Rafanelli Events.

With just over one week to go, hundreds of details must come together. Event Architects partners and co-founders Fergus Rooney and Gabrielle Martinez are working overtime on all aspects of these inaugural celebrations. All of the event designs are sleek and minimal as a reflection of the times, as well as modern and forward thinking to mark this new beginning for our country. Many of the floral elements are to be reused at more than one event, and then donated to area non-profits as just one example of the respectful use of the resources throughout these projects.

Some Event Fun Facts:
"We brought Event Architects on for their immense talent and experience in producing large, upscale events to ensure a beautiful and wonderful experience for our guests", said Josh Earnest, PIC spokesperson.

According to Fergus Rooney of Event Architects, "We are honored to participate in this historic time for our country and are working overtime to ensure exquisite venues, impeccable service and a great celebration for all."

Live or phone interviews are available with Fergus Rooney and Gabrielle Martinez of Event Architects. To schedule an interview and see renderings of event set-up, contact Carol Gifford, 312-307-8318 or Candice Warltier, 312-587-3105.

About Event Architects
When Chicago’s most venerable institutions and icons such as United Airlines, Boston Consulting, Children’s Memorial Hospital, and Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies entertain their customers, donors and staffs, it is likely that Event Architects is behind the scenes ensuring a flawless and memorable event. Event Architects is a Chicago-based event management and production agency with ideas that transform everyday places and routines into engaging experiences. Event Architects has been creating inspired events since 1999, and often teams with Event Creative as its in-house event management company. For more information, visit