Reconfiguring two buildings into one, we utilized our expert knowledge of complex zoning regulations to transform Alexander Court into a one-million-square-foot, trophy class office building. Formerly 2001 K Street and 2000 L Street, the new, unified building is in heart of downtown Washington, DC. The project includes a four-story vertical expansion, new façade, new public spaces for tenants, upgraded vertical transportation and MEP building systems, new storefronts, and interior finishes.
At the corner of 20th and L Streets, a new, two-story lobby transitions into a 12-story, glass atrium and second-floor mezzanine with café. In addition to these spaces, new tenant amenities include fitness and conference centers, and a large, rooftop amenity that capitalizes on DC’s new zoning regulations. Expressed as a series of slanted, interweaving masses, the new building’s form breaks the 400-foot-long L Street façade into faceted, glassy components. With the east and west projections and upper floor setbacks, this expression shines as an elegant gem, while offering an architectural scale that complements neighborhood structures.
Alexander Court offers high-end, public amenities at an unprecedented scale. The lobby, atrium, and mezzanine spaces offer more than 24,000 square feet for connection and engagement. A new, glass curtain wall façade facilitates modern workplace strategies and maximizes daylight through floor-to-ceiling windows. A Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) HVAC system is woven through the structure for wellness and energy efficiency.