Three SK&A Projects Featured in the Architecture DC Fall 2022 Magazine

October 19, 2022

The Fall 2022 edition of Architecture DC features 35 award-winning projects from around the Washington Metro region. The projects were “evaluated not just on their aesthetics, but also on how they support wellbeing, sustainability, resilience, and community engagement,” says publisher Mary Fitch, AICP.

Among the “Stars of Design” winning AIA|DC Honors, are three SK&A projects: The Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation, 4300 Wilson, and The Silva.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation in Washington, DC
  • Architect: Fentress Architects
  • Structural Engineer: SK&A Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Bohler Engineering
  • General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

The Grand Award Winner for “Work, Life, Balance,” a category recognizing office and retail projects tailored to the unique needs of their users, The Royal Norwegian Embassy Renovation rehabilitated a 1933 Italianate ambassador’s residence and 1970’s constructed chancery. The design honors Norway’s rich heritage of woodworking, shipbuilding, and fisheries by incorporating architectural and structural elements that reflect these traditions. SK&A provided building enclosure services and hygrothermal analysis studies, as well as the new structural design.

4300 Wilson in Arlington, Virginia
  • Architect: Gensler
  • Structural Engineer: SK&A Structural Engineers
  • General Contractor: HITT Contracting

Also recognized in the “Work, Life, Balance” category, 4300 Wilson was chosen for an AIA|DC Chapter Design Award in Interior Architecture. This repositioning project entailed renovating the lobby and designing an enhanced entryway that extends above the pedestrian streetscape. Other hospitality-inspired amenities were also added to this Class A office space, including a fitness center and conference room.

The Silva in Washington, DC
  • Architect: CORE architecture + design/Grimshaw
  • Structural Engineer: SK&A Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Wiles Mensch
  • General Contractor: DAVIS Construction

In the “All Together Now, Multifamily Residential Buildings” category, The Silva won an AIA|DC Chapter Design Award in Architecture as well as a Washingtonian Award for Distinctive Residential Design. This newly constructed 172-unit apartment building has the eye-catching design feature of seven stories worth of dancing bay windows projecting over the property lines.