The following is the Fourth and final in a four part series of projects which was part of a five month long design process.
The project sought to develop a mid-rise mixed-use building in an urban city center that promoted a strong and vibrant public realm through the development of a coherent “face“ or edge to the public spaces of the streets and plazas. To meet this goal the building was required to incorporate divisions such that adhered to the concept of urban building walls have three vertical divisions - “Base”, “Middle” and “Top.” This building had a mix of uses which focused on both the residential and civic uses.
The Base and Top of the building were to be used by the proposed D.C. Environmental Center which was created in the second part of this project. These uses were to be open to the public and would be used to both educate and inspire all workers, residents and visitors to be better stewards of our community and environment. The users for the residential portion of the building would be young professionals and empty nesters who were looking for a first time home, or wanting to downsize from larger suburban homes and who looked to live in the city.
Location: Washington, DC, US
My Role: Designer and Drafter