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Green Office Retrofit Ready for Tenants in Downtown Washington, D.C.

1101 16th Street
For the 1101 16th Street NW offices project near the White House, HOK’s renovation design combines two 1970s office buildings into a single facility that will cut energy use by more than 50 percent.

Local officials recently gathered to celebrate the completion of 1101 16th Street NW in Washington, D.C, the combination of two existing 1970s Brutalist structures into a Class A office building targeting LEED Platinum certification.

Designed by HOK and built by Clark Construction Group for developer Akridge, 1101 Sixteenth has already generated significant leasing interest.

HOK’s design rejuvenates and links two adjacent 1970s buildings into a 102,000-sq.-ft., trophy-class office building along 16th Street, framing vistas to the White House in downtown Washington, D.C. The concept pays respect to this historic corridor while introducing modern elements including an all-glass curtain wall system.

1101 Sixteenth Street is located within blocks of the White House, as well as Farragut West and McPherson Square. It offers easy access to the Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver lines and is ranked a “Walker’s Paradise” by Walk Score. It is directly adjacent to Midtown Center, as well as dozens of restaurants, retailers and hotels.

“1101 Sixteenth Street is an impressive building that strikes the perfect balance between contemporary and classic design,” said Matt Klein, president of Akridge. “Its boutique size offers small- and medium-sized clients a prominent identity on one of DC’s most powerful streets.”

The building stays true to the historic nature of Sixteenth Street, while featuring desirable window lines on all four sides, efficient floor plates and modern amenities including a fitness facility.

The team took advantage of this unique repositioning opportunity along the 16th Street corridor to create an additional level of tenant space that replaces two mechanical penthouses on top of the existing structure. Adhering to zoning restrictions, this new penthouse level is set back from the main facade. This creates public and private rooftop terraces with views of the White House a few blocks to the south.



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