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Jefferson at Inigo’s Crossing

An award-winning residential complex located off of Rockville Pike, MD, consisting of two buildings.  One structure is a four-story plus loft wood-framed building with 198 apartment units constructed over a four-story, below-grade concrete-framed parking garage for 750 cars.

The second building is a nine-story, 275-unit concrete-framed apartment building with 10,000 sf of amenity space for a clubroom, leasing office, lobby, great room, business, and fitness centers.  The parking structure is connected to the nine-story building via a below-grade and grade-level tunnel.  Residential buildings total 550,000 sf, the parking garage is 245,000 sf plus about 20,000 sf of outdoor decks.

The project is located near the Grosvenor Metro station and has received multiple awards, including the American Concrete Institute’s Award of Excellence in 2009 from the National Capital Chapter and a First Place Award for Creative Use of Precast from the National Precast Concrete Association in 2008.

Gum Spring Library

A four-story, mixed-use building with a two-level library occupying the first and second floors and two office floors above the library.  The library's first floor contains meeting rooms, circulation, a/v supplies and a children's area.

The second floor features a teen area, media and study areas, books and periodicals, quiet rooms and other seating areas.  Composite steel construction was used in conjunction with reinforced CMU stair towers to efficiently resist lateral loads.

Fairfield at Baileys Crossroads

Multi-family residential complex with low-rise “stick-built” construction over a reinforced concrete podium slab, underlain by below-grade parking.  The residential construction consists of three 4-story wood-framed buildings, incorporating an additional cellar level row of flats, and one 6-story building utilizing Hambro construction, for a total of 595,000 sf.

Three levels of underground structured parking for 900 cars (320,000 sf), support the building construction as well as the extensive landscaped/hardscaped courtyard between the buildings.

Engine Co. 13 and Hyatt Place Hotel, 400 E Street, SW

A 12-story, contemporary, mixed-use building that incorporates a new fire station, a 214-key Hyatt Place hotel, as well as community and retail spaces.  The fire station (22,000 sf) occupies a partial mezzanine on the 2nd floor as well as the 3rd floor, with both floors connected via an internal stairwell.  The building also has three levels of underground parking under the fire station.  

Located in Washington, DC’s southwest quadrant, just north of the Southwest Freeway, the building features separate street addresses and entrances for the hotel and fire station.  The Hyatt Place’s lobby and parking entrances is located on the 400 block of E Street SW and the fire station’s entrance and apparatus bays is located on the 500 block of 4th Street SW.

The hotel features a state-of-the-art media center, fitness centers, a coffee and wine bar, and a rooftop pool with veranda and bar.  The apparatus bays of the station include radiant-heated floors. 

The project is slated for LEED-NC Silver certification featuring a green roof space on the third floor and rooftop level.

Downtown Crown

A new mixed-use, urban style development featuring a Harris Teeter and LA Fitness gym in Gaithersburg, MD.  The project includes two wood-framed, Type V-A, apartment buildings (Parcels A & B) with 550 rental apartments, 110,800 sf of retail, and 1,431 parking spaces.  The buildings are built on concrete podiums with above-ground, pre-cast parking structures (500,000 sf) associated with each building.

The project was fast-tracked from design to construction with structural construction completed three months ahead of schedule.  A rigorous shop drawing review process was proactively adopted, which effectively assisted both the General Contractor and the Owner to achieve their goals.

Columbia Center, 1152 15th Street, NW

Located on 15th Street between L and M Streets, NW, Columbia Center is a 12-story, Class “A”office building with 8’4” ceilings and a 40-foot high, glass lobby with sloping steel support columns.  The horizontal and vertically-angled glass curtain wall building totals 415,000 sf of above-grade structure with four levels of below-grade parking totaling 106,000 sf.

To capture additional square footage, the southern end of the building is cantilevered over the adjacent alley, starting from the fourth floor.  The building shares air rights over the alley below with the adjacent Washington Post building.

The project was recognized by Maryland/DC NAIOP with its Award of Merit for Best Urban Office over 150,000 sf as well as awards from the DC, Potomac Valley and Northern Virginia AIA chapters.

CityCenter DC (CCDC)

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.

DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Tactical Village

The District of Columbia’s Department of Real Estate Services (now DC DGS) solicited the development of a tactical village to be used by the Metropolitan Police Department's academy for training purposes.

Located at 4465 Blue Plains Drive, SW, the tactical village is a pre-engineered, metal building. Housed within the facility are four one- and two-story masonry structures intended to replicate an urban neighborhood setting and streetscapes for use in police training. Structurally speaking, each replicate structure functions as a separate, stand-alone building.

One of the interior buildings is dedicated to additional support rooms and classrooms. A separate building on the site was designed for gas mask training.

Carlyle Residential - Blocks L & O

This residential project in Alexandria includes several buildings on Blocks L and O.  Block L is within minutes of the King Street Metro Station and consists of two residential buildings, a 12-story apartment building (206 units) and a four-story condominium building (146 units) totaling 356,500 sf.  The project also includes a two-level underground parking garage for 500 cars and a landscaped/hardscaped plaza.  The structures are concrete-framed utilizing reinforced post-tensioned concrete floor slabs and include 21,700 sf of street level retail.

Block O consists of a 13-story apartment building (350 units) totaling 106,145 sf.  The building offers luxury studios, one to three bedroom units, and penthouse style units.  Amenities include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, clubroom, and a spacious courtyard with an outdoor fire pit.

Annapolis Town Centre

A mixed-use complex including a nine-story, 212 unit (300,000 sf), concrete-framed residential/retail building over two stories of retail space (at and above ground level 75,000 sf).  The project also includes a leasing facility, a clubhouse (8,000 sf), a rooftop swimming pool, pool deck, and a roof terrace.

An additional portion of the project incorporates a multi-family residential complex of four-story wood-framed structures supported over a two-level concrete-frame parking structure.  The lower level of the parking space is underground, while the intermediate level parking is at the street level.  A concrete podium slab provides support for the residential structure above and separates it from the parking structure below.