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FOX Architects Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Wharf

WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 – Today, after more than a decade of planning and construction, The Wharf, a $2 billion world-class mixed-use waterfront development located along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, officially kicked-off its long-awaited opening celebration.

“It is exciting to be part of the grand opening celebration and to have our project, 1000 Maine serve as part of the backdrop to this great event,” said Chiara Lalla, Associate, FOX Architects.

FOX Architects, in partnership with New York based architecture firm KPF, designed 1000 Maine, The Wharf’s first trophy-class office building. 1000 Maine is a 270,000 SF building that features impressive natural light, 10-foot ceilings and boasts a unique glass and terracotta façade that frames panoramic views of national monuments and DC’s world-renown cherry blossoms with unrivaled clarity. Additionally, a three-story atrium celebrates the base of the building by creating a visual connection from Maine Avenue to The Wharf Promenade and Washington Channel. 1000 Maine is currently pursuing LEED Gold Certification and is set to deliver in Q1 2018.

“1000 Maine redefines trophy office space in Washington, DC. It also serves as the symbolic and physical gateway to the entire newly developed Southwest redevelopment,” said Derek Wood, Principal, FOX Architects.  “It is impressive to see how The Wharf will continue to revitalize this part of the city. It’s going to be a place where people come from all over to work, eat, shop and live.”

“This massive development is really going to change the dynamic of an entire neighborhood, and for architects, that is very exciting,” said Lalla.

Celebrations for The Wharf will continue for four days and include live music, fireworks, games, and more. For more information about the Wharf, visit


About FOX Architects, LLC:

Located in the West End of Washington, DC, FOX Architects, LLC is a visionary design firm focused on applying our distinctive branded partnership of architecture and interiors expertise with dedicated principal guidance to each project. We foster creative talent by nurturing communication, integrity, and excellence and by building foundations in pioneering technologies and sustainable best practices. To learn more about FOX Architects, please visit