The Wharf, Phase 1, SW Waterfront

Under a teaming arrangement with another structural firm, SK&A is providing structural engineering services for this multi-phased, mixed-use waterfront redevelopment, located on the historic Washington Channel adjacent to the L’Enfant Plaza and the Waterfront Metro Stations.  The master plan for the high-profile waterfront development integrates residential, office, retail, hotel and cultural facilities with numerous public spaces, including a three-acre waterfront park, along 27 acres of land overlooking the Potomac River.

SK&A is providing structural design services for three of five total parcels in Phase 1 of the project. A two-level, below-grade parking garage (782,000 sf) supports all of the parcels and is constructed over WMATA’s yellow-line tunnel.  Parcel 3 is divided into two sections: 3A includes an office building (200,000 gsf) with 20,000 gsf of ground floor retail; 3B will include a 12-story hotel (238,000 gsf) with 268 rooms, restaurants, bars, ballrooms and other meeting/event spaces, a spa, and retail space.  Parcel 4 will consist of a 12-story mixed-use residential building, evenly divided between apartments and condominiums (310,000 gsf).  A 50,000 gsf health club and 25,000 gsf of retail space will also be included in this structure.  Parcel 5 will include two hotels housed in a single building (250,000 sf).