WBJ Honors Four SK&A Projects

April 28, 2023

Four SK&A Projects were recognized in the recent Washington Business Journal’s “Best Real Estate Deals” (BRED) Awards. Our contributions to these projects varied in scope, ranging from full structural engineering design to building enclosure services to testing and inspections. Regardless of our role, we are delighted to have been a part of the project team for each of the following:

80 M Street SE – Winner in Best Sustainable Development Category

“The successful delivery of 80 M St. last summer made it not only the first commercial construction project in D.C to use mass timber as a primary construction material, but also the first project of its kind in the U.S.” (Lyons) Continue reading.

  • Developer: Columbia Property Trust
  • Architect: Hickok Cole
  • Contractor: James G. Davis Construction
  • SK&A Team Members: Charles Mitchell, Antonio Ivory, and Vladimir Krivin

55 H Residence Hall at Georgetown University – Finalist in Best Sustainable Development Category

“Georgetown University’s growing real estate radius within the District expanded a little further with the opening of its new 12-story student housing building near Union Station in 2022. After two years of construction, the 237,000-square-foot building includes 158 furnished apartment-style units and is now home to 477 students.” (Lyons) Continue reading.

  • Developer: Georgetown University, American Campus Communities
  • Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates
  • SK&A Team Members: Seth Rogge, PE, SE and Naina Bhanot, EIT, LEED AP


The Mills Building – Finalist in Best Redevelopment Category

“Akridge transformed the Mills Building from an eight-story, 1960s-era property to a contemporary, 11-story trophy office building in an iconic neighborhood. Located less than a block from the White House, the redevelopment included the addition of three new floors, a penthouse lounge and multiple landscaped terraces with skyline views.” (Hansen) Continue reading.

  • Developer: Akridge
  • Architect: Gensler
  • Contractor: Whiting-Turner


The Stacks – Winner in Best Financing Category

“The business case for The Stacks is clear-cut: A vacant 6-acre canvas next to a Major League Soccer stadium in a hot neighborhood, Buzzard Point… D.C. developer Akridge and partner National Real Estate Development were able to get the $643 million first phase of The Stacks off the ground in 2022 thanks to a $367 million construction loan from Bank OZK. That paved the way for three residential towers totaling 1,100 apartment units and 35,000 square feet of retail.” (Navera) Continue reading…

  • Developer: Akridge, National real Estate Development
  • Architects: Gensler, Morris Adjmi Architects, Handel Architects, Eric Colbert & Associates, West 8, Urban Matters
  • Contractor: Clark Construction


See All of the WBJ BRED Award Winners