Architecture & Design - Washington DC

  • Hartman Design Group Makes Statement at The Perry

    Catering to a broad, mixed-generational demographic, The Perry is the first luxury rental to be constructed in Potomac. Its north building will open in June 2015.

    27 April 2015 14:11
  • Smithsonian Unveils Plans for $2B South Mall Campus Renovation

    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Smithsoninan plans to renovate its South Mall campus. Last week, the institution unveiled a $2 billion master plan to revitalize the museums and gardens along Independence Avenue S.W., from Seventh to 12th streets. Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group, a noted international architectural firm, was hired to design the plan. It [...]

    24 November 2014 14:52
  • Team of OMA + OLIN Wins 11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition

    When the 11th Street Bridge Park Design competition launched on March 20, 2014, more than 80 companies representing 41 landscape architect/architect teams submitted their proposals to transform an old freeway bridge into the D.C.’s first elevated park, over the Anacostia River. Now, after seven months, the winner has finally been announced.

    22 October 2014 05:42
  • D.C.’s First Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in NoMa

    Just a month after the opening of D.C.’s first Cambria Hotel & Suites, in the historic Shaw neighborhood, the District is saying ”hello” to another important hotel brand. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, The JBG Companies and Crescent Hotels & Resorts have announced last week the opening of the city’s first Hyatt Place.

    02 July 2014 21:37
  • ASLA’s Chinatown Green Streets Demonstration Project to Help D.C. Become Nation’s Greenest City

    The American Society of Landscape Architects is greening the District’s streets. Well, not all of them, just the ones surrounding its headquarters, in Chinatown. ASLA is working on the Chinatown Green Streets Demonstration Project, a project meant to help the District become one of the greenest cities on the planet.

    22 June 2014 02:50
  • Preliminary Designs for Renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Unveiled

    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opened its doors to the public in 1972. As many of its systems need to be updated or replaced, the facility will now be renovated to accommodate 21st century library services and meet the needs of the city’s residents. The DC Public Library has presented preliminary design images of the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at a community meeting, on Monday, May 19.

    24 May 2014 12:29
  • Developers Break Ground on Trophy Office Building in Downtown D.C.

    The JBG Companies has partnered with ICG Properties and Rittenhouse Partners to develop a new trophy property, meant to enhance Washington’s lower 16th street corridor. On April 22, representatives from the three companies were joined by city officials for the groundbreaking of 900 Sixteenth Street, a new Class A building located just two blocks from the White House.

    24 April 2014 00:53
  • Insight Property Group to Start Work This Fall on $185M Urban Mixed-use Project

    Insight Property Group announced last week the acquisition of the H Street Self-Storage Property at 624 H Street NE, in Washington, D.C. The Arlington, Virginia-based multifamily developer plans to turn the site into the home of its new urban, mixed-use luxury project, called The Apollo on H Street. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall.

    17 April 2014 10:38
  • Kettler to Build Mixed-Use High-Rise in Bethesda, Md.

    After closing a construction loan with Helaba, developer Kettler unveils plans for a 101-unit high-rise in Bethesda, Md.

    05 March 2014 19:47
  • JBG to Open 245-Unit Apartment Community in D.C.’s Shaw Neighborhood in 2015

    Washington D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, located in the city's Northwest quadrant, has attracted a lot of attention over the last few years. The JBG Companies is just the latest developer interested in this area named after Union Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. The Chevy Chase-based private real estate development firm plans to bring a new, dynamic, mixed-use apartment community at the intersection of 8th Street and Florida Avenue.

    02 December 2013 15:45
  • Balfour Beatty Construction Selected for George Mason University Student Housing Project

    The George Mason University in Fairfax is growing and looking to become an active 24/7 campus. To help meet the continuing demand for undergraduate housing, the university has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to lead the design-build team for their new student housing facility, Shenandoah Housing VIIIB, also called Taylor Hall. Balfour Beatty Construction has worked on three other projects for George Mason University, including the construction of another housing facility.

    09 September 2013 16:32
  • The Woodley to Bring 212 Apartments in Northwest D.C. next March

    In a July news story, CBS MonyWatch ranked apartment rents in the Washington, D.C. area as the fourth highest in the nation, behind San Francisco, New York and Boston but ahead of Los Angeles or Miami. And Marcus&Millichap reports that rents will continue to grow throughout the year. Bad news for renters but great news for developers such as the JBG Companies. The Chevy Chase-based private real estate development firm plans to bring 212 high-end units to Northwest Washington D.C.’s desirable Woodley Park neighborhood in March 2014.

    19 August 2013 15:38
  • Clark Awarded $215M Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital Construction Contract

    By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Clark Construction Group recently announced its selection by Inova Health System to build the 665,000-square-foot Inova Women’s Hospital & Children’s Hospital, the largest phase of its capital improvement program. Clark is currently the top-ranked general contractor in Modern Healthcare’s Construction & Design Survey, with more than $1 billion in [...]

    03 August 2012 04:29