Part of the new District Wharf redevelopment project, 1000 Maine is a new waterfront, trophy-class office building in southwest DC. This mile-long stretch along the Potomac River includes 12 mixed-use buildings, new boat piers, and several retail pavilions. As one parcel in the redevelopment project, 1000 Maine required jurisdictional review and approval through a Planned Unit Development (PUD) process that included the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA).
The design concept focuses on 1000 Maine’s context on the waterfront and adjacent to the historic fish market. Two volumes of space connect at the Maine Avenue entry and angle out toward the water, creating a two-story lobby with three-story atrium overlooking the waterfront. The west volume projects toward the fish market, communicating with the site context and breaking up the massing scale. Ten-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows maximize natural light and views of the waterfront through an ultra-clear glass curtainwall system. Terracotta projections add character and warmth to the façade.
1000 Maine is the first building on the redeveloped site at the west end of The Wharf, making it a gateway building for this revitalized area. The iconic design and unique façade mark 1000 Maine as a notable landmark in its own right. A large roof terrace offers unprecedented views of the river, National Mall, and many landmarks. In addition to the lobby and atrium, building amenities include conference and fitness centers.