1999 K Street

Distinguished Building Award Submission

1999 K Street represents a new attitude towards the work environment, one that is responsive to the urban situation, which treats the work space as an extension of the city. The entrance from the corner is marked with a full height glass screen wall and a luminous lobby. Screen walls at the top of the roof blur the edges of the building while providing some enclosure of the roof top terrace.

Providing a comfortable light filled work environment in the form of a simple sophisticated fully glazed prism characterized by an architecture of lightness, transparency, openness, maximizing both daylight and connecting the interior spaces to the city. The simple rectangular footprint and central core results in an efficient and flexible floor plate. The steps taken toward sustainability include an efficient thermal envelope characterized by the fully glazed facade and green roof. Minimal central air systems are incorporated into the ceiling and lighting systems.

The building was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2009.

Architect
Murphy/Jahn
Associate Architect
WDG Architecture
Client
(Original Owner)1925 K Associates LLC, (Current Owner) Deka USA K Street LP
Consultants
  • A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc.
  • AIK Expeditions Lumiere
  • GHT Limited
  • Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc.
  • Tadjer Cohen Edelson
  • Werner Sobek
General contractor
Davis Construction
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Category
Commercial