1401 New York Avenue

Location: Washington, DC
Project Size: 210,000 sf

This existing building had become antiquated relative to the progressive needs of a 21st century workforce. The program for repositioning included a new façade, lobby, building systems, roof terrace and public amenity areas that include a wellness center and conferencing facility. The primary challenge was transforming this existing 210,000 sf structure while 57% occupied, to create a state-of-the-art building through the careful weaving of new and old.   

The new envelope maximizes daylight and allows inhabitants to be engaged with their site context.  The “erosion” of glass panels where the building meets the sky creates visual movement that acknowledges the new rooftop amenity. Located in a context of classical, stone buildings, the new skin celebrates transparency and 21st century notions of workplace, giving clues to the systems and functions within. 

A new building HVAC Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) provides healthier, more energy efficient air quality and reduced energy cost by 32%. The outcome has brought vitality and visual movement to a monumental intersection, exhibiting the ability to “recycle” existing urban development to create new.

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