Rendering via ZGF Architects LLP
From a press release:
“ZGF Architects LLP, a nationally recognized architecture, planning and interior design firm, has been selected to design a new Class A office building at 1200 Seventeenth Street NW. Akridge, a comprehensive DC-based commercial real estate firm, and First Potomac Realty Trust, a leading owner of office and industrial properties in the greater Washington region, selected ZGF as part of a design competition among five firms.
The current 85,000 SF building, located on the corner of Rhode Island Avenue NW in downtown Washington, was built in 1964 and houses the National Restaurant Association. The building sold in 2011 to a partnership of Akridge and First Potomac Realty Trust. It will be demolished next year to make room for a larger, more sustainable development.
“ZGF brings outstanding credentials in design, and particularly in green building, to this project,” said Akridge President Matthew J. Klein. “Their knowledge and talents will be key to making 1200 Seventeenth the trophy we’ve envisioned.”
The new 170,000 SF speculative office building has 11 floors of office space, street-level retail, and amenities such as a roof deck and a fitness center. The design anticipates a LEED Platinum certification. Underground parking will be designed to hold 115 vehicles. The site is within the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.”
1200 17th St, NW – October, 2011