Under a joint teaming arrangement with another structural firm, SK&A provided engineering services for the residential portion of this major urban public/private mixed-use development built on the old convention center site in downtown DC (near the Metro Center subway station). The site of the full project covers 10 acres and includes two office buildings (300,000 sf); four 10/12-story residential buildings (772 units); and 275,000 sf of retail space, all over a common, structured underground garage for 1,900 cars. SK&A provided structural engineering services from conceptual design through construction administration services for the residential building portions of the project.
The four residential buildings are divided into two apartment towers versus two condominium towers. One of the apartment towers (located on Parcel 3, facing New York Avenue) has a unique 10-story cantilevered feature, suspending several units over a walkway below.
The newly re-opened and re-aligned 10th and I corridors are constructed over a public parking garage. At the corner of New York Avenue and 11th Street, a new public plaza/park, lined with restaurants, will be used for public events. The project incorporates multiple sustainable design features and has received a Gold LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.