STUDIOS was selected by JBG Smith to re-imagine this DC office building. The design team identified several challenges a traditional office building solution would face on this site, including oversized floor plates compared to what tenants were in the market for coupled with two sides of the building abutting adjacent buildings. To overcome these challenges, STUDIOS developed a new design that responds to potential tenants’ needs while providing a refreshed design aesthetic. Our proposed design creates three unique identities by providing a four-story podium which then climbs seven more floors in both an East and West tower. This design will allow for large or small leasing options. The podium between the two towers creates an opportunity for retail tenants, common tenant amenities, or for a single tenant to occupy or manage all four stories of the podium to create an immersive or branded experience. The two-tower solution also creates a large terrace and vertical landscaping, a desired amenity among many tenants.
1700 M Street NW
Anticipated Completion 2020