Cultural

Atlantic Plumbing, 8th and V Streets, NW

The former Atlantic Plumbing site, located along 8th and V Streets near Florida Avenue, NW, includes three separate parcels A, B and C.  SK&A provided structural engineering services for the development of Parcels A and B which include two new, luxury, urban high-design residential buildings with ground-level retail spaces and underground parking for 190 cars.  Parcel C, which is currently under design, includes a nine-story hotel and a 10-story residential building connected together by a bridge spanning W Street, NW.  

The first building at 2112 8th Street, NW (Parcel A) is a 10-story, cast-in-place concrete building with 339 units and two levels of below-grade parking.  Building amenities include a rooftop pool, bar, kitchenettes, movie screening area, vegetable garden plots, a business center, communal lounge area with theater, a fitness center, and bicycle storage rooms.  To give the building an edgy, industrial look, the exterior exo-skeleton frame of the building is comprised of Corten weathering steel.  The design and detail of the steel frame exo-skeleton is designed to resist both lateral and thermal loads.

2030 8th Street, NW (Parcel B) includes a second building with six stories and 71 condominium units.  This smaller building is a cast-in-place concrete structure with one level of below-grade parking.  The building features 10’ ceilings, rooftop terraces, a business center, as well as fitness and bicycle storage rooms.

In addition to traditional retail, the project includes 1,500 sf of artist studios occupied by the Washington Project for the Arts as well as a 10,000 sf Landmark movie theater.

Turkish American Community Center (TACC)

SK&A provided structural engineering services for the development of the new Turkish American Cultural Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  The center serves as a cultural home for the Turkish-American community within the Washington metropolitan area.

The 15-acre campus features multiple buildings positioned around a centrally-located Mosque with dual 210-foot tall Minarets (towers), an Ablution area, and two separate fountains.  The additional buildings include a reception hall, Turkish bath/sports center, theology center, and guesthouse building, with shell space for a future school.  

Underground parking (150,700 sf) for approximately 500 cars extends below the reception hall, Turkish bath, Mosque, and the landscaped/hardscaped plaza.  The development also includes 10 individual single-family homes for guest housing.  The buildings are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

BlackRock Center for the Arts

BlackRock, a community-based multi-disciplined arts center in Montgomery County, MD, was designed to integrate art as an architectural component.

SK&A provided full-service structural engineering services for the two-level 25,000 sf cultural arts center, which houses a 250 person studio theatre, a 500 person performance hall, theatre support areas, studios, rehearsal rooms, library/resource/conference room, exhibition gallery, and public as well as administrative spaces.  Additionally, there are a number of site structures which include planter/retaining walls, sculpture pads, outdoor stage canopies and site kiosks.