1333 New Hampshire Avenue was an existing 12-story office building originally constructed in 1979 that was in urgent need of renovation. Our client approached FOX Architects with the goal to help reposition their asset to a more valuable and attractive space for future tenants. FOX Architects was challenged to explore ways to add value to their existing asset that would exceed future tenant and market expectations. Through design, we were able to take unoccupied or unrentable spaces and repurpose them to create amenity spaces that are now valuable to the market and future tenants.
The interior renovation touched all areas of the building including a new elevator lobby, bike room, fitness center, and retail space at the Concourse level. Continuing up the building, at the Ground floor, new rentable floor area was added. Additionally, a newly expanded Ground floor main lobby spanning between 19th street and New Hampshire Avenue, as well as updated elevator cab renovations and elevator hoist-way modifications were made. At the typical office floors, new high-end core restrooms were designed for future base building tenants. All mechanical Self-Contained Units (SCU’s) at each floor were refurbished and new fire alarm and electrical systems were installed at every floor. Additionally, a new comprehensive building signage and way finding system has been installed throughout the building. Previously, the penthouse floor was an unoccupied mechanical room. Now it serves as a 33,000 sqft penthouse amenity to the building with a 100-person multi-purpose room, lounge, roof terraces and tenant conference amenity with some of the best views in Washington, D.C.
By recycling most of the building’s existing shell, core, and major MEP systems, this allowed for a more cost-effective project and had less of a carbon footprint than most new buildings. New amenities and added rentable space increased the building’s overall financial value. Also, a building that had very low occupancy now has earned a large increase of tenant occupancy to 70%.