A complete historic renovation of an existing building as well as new addition with underground parking beneath both new and existing buildings with an auto lift. The project achieved LEED Gold Certification for New Construction. Renovation included masonry stabilization, floor leveling, new energy efficient windows, new HVAC system, new elevator, upgraded utilities, finishes, appliances, fixtures and lighting throughout. The four-story addition overlooks Rock Creek Park and has been reviewed and approved by The State Department, Office of Foreign Missions BZA, DC Commission of Fine Arts, DC office of Planning, DC Historic Review, DC Public Open Space, and DC DOT.
The interior was designed for maximum light penetration into occupied spaces and enhanced views to building exteriors. Interior walls forming circulation paths in the building were designed as patterned glass partitions to improve views through the space and shared light available to the occupants