Projects in the National Capital Region
Built projects, planned projects, and
master plans in and near Washington, D.C.
master plans in and near Washington, D.C.
We have designed and delivered strategy, planning, architecture, and interior projects in the Washington, D.C. region for the US federal government, local governments, corporations, institutions, developers, and private clients. Many of these projects have cleared challenging public entitlement, environmental, and other hurdles, including but not limited to reviews by the National Capital Planning Commission, US Commission of Fine Arts, DC State Historic Preservation Office, Maryland Historical Trust, DC Office of Planning, and Arlington County.
We are skilled and comfortable working with these jurisdictions and others in the region, and we have had consistent success with them by understanding their policy goals; respecting their review authorities, requirements, and schedules; engaging with them early, often, and flexibly; describing our clients' work and objectives clearly and transparently; and delivering thoughtful, excellent work that is a long-term asset to the community.
Selected recent project clients and collaborators include:
Amazon, Arlington County, Arup, Brookfield Properties/Forest City, CBRE, Clark Construction, Cushman & Wakefield, Davis, District of Columbia DMPED/OP/DDOE, Douglas Development, EHT Traceries, Goulston & Storrs, GHT, Hensel Phelps, Hines, Holland & Knight, HITT, Hoffman, JBG SMITH, The John Buck Company, KIPP DC, Kirlin Design-Build, LAB, Lyons & Sucher, MC Dean, MCLA, Mona Electric, The National Building Museum, Newmark, NIST, Of Place, rand, RCLCO, RMF, Scheer Partners, Seneca Group, Setty, Silman, Thornton Tomasetti, Urban Atlantic, VIKA, Whiting-Turner, Walsh Colucci, Wiles Mensch, and WMATA.
Selected recent projects and studies include:The Sustainable DC Plan, which was the first District-wide effort to benchmark and establish D.C.'s sustainability performance and to set comprehensive, ambitious, long-term goals;
A 130,000 square foot public charter high school for KIPP DC, adjacent to Union Market and Gallaudet University, that serves ~1000 children, mainly from underprivileged communities;
The winning proposal for Amazon's HQ2, which evolved into National Landing, and the transformation of an aging Arlington County office park into a connected, walkable tech hub;
Metropolitan Park, a 2.1 million square foot tech office neighborhood that is the first ground-up construction work on Amazon's HQ2, and will provide work space for ~10,000 workers;
The Banks, a 173-unit multifamily Planned Unit Development (PUD) at The Wharf in Southwest D.C., which included a new sanctuary for the historic Riverside Baptist Church;
Interior and amenity design for The Eliot, a 365-unit TOD multifamily building adjacent to the Waterfront Metro station, in the growing Southwest quadrant;
The phased and extremely technical design-build project for the expansion and renovation of the historic radiation physics building at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
An office interior renovation and Covid-friendly videoconference facility for an innovative and growing brain-therapy firm headquartered in Maryland's I-270 biotech corridor;
The master plan and architectural design guidelines for St. Elizabeth's East, a 185-acre historic site in Southeast DC, developed in collaboration with the local community and DC government.
Strategic reconfiguration of the National Building Museum, to resolve ongoing space and traffic conflicts between museum exhibitions and the busy events schedule of the building.
Design concepts for an alternate DC Metro canopy, intended for use at sensitive sites controlled by the National Park Service, which had design concerns about the standard canopy.
A detailed design, feasibility, and regulatory study for the rehabilitation and reuse of the main hospital (Building 1) at the historic former Walter Reed Army Medical Center;
The runner-up proposal for the new headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution, to be located just off the National Mall, inside the renovated former USDA Cotton Annex;
and repositioning of the former Union Trust Building, a key node in the historic 15th Street Financial District, and now a growing hub for progressive non-profit and tech innovation;
Additional project details and credits via links above and at Work.