Washington, D.C. development by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects wins Urban Land
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Avenue, a mixed-use development in
Washington, D.C., by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architectshas won a Global Award of
Excellence from the Urban Land Institute.
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Widely recognized as the land use industry's most prestigious awards program,
the competition rewards real estate developments for best practices in design,
construction, economics, planning and management. Earlier this year, ULI
selected 29 finalists from nearly 200 international entries before narrowing
the winners to 14. In addition to good design, the award criteria include
factors such as contribution to the community, innovations, environmental
protection, response to societal needs, and financial success.
Developed by Boston Properties, The Avenue is an urban town center that
connects George Washington University to the Foggy Bottom and West End
neighborhoods. Adjacent to Washington Circle, the 1.4 million-square-foot
development includes a 12-story apartment building and a 10-story LEED
Gold-rated office building. Shops, restaurants, and a Whole Foods grocery
store create a vibrant shopping street.
The Avenue establishes a landscaped public courtyard with flowering trees at
the center of the 2.6-acre site. This garden is made possible by submerging
parking and a full-sized loading dock below grade. A water feature with
aquatic plantings anchors the courtyard and helps collect rainwater for
Along Pennsylvania Avenue, a three-story glass-fronted atrium joins the office
building's two towers. A grand two-story lobby connects the two towers of the
apartment building—the west tower, with a rooftop pool, and the east, which
has a rooftop deck. The 335-unit building is set back from the street,
creating a lively pedestrian plaza adjacent to sidewalk dining, shops and the
Engineering News-Record chose The Avenue for its "Best of the Best" list. The
Washington Business Journal named the project "Deal of the Year" for new
office and multi-family development.
About Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Founded in 1977 and led by Cesar Pelli, Fred Clarke, and Rafael Pelli, Pelli
Clarke Pelli Architects has designed some of the world's most recognizable
buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas
Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The
firm has been honored with critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards,
including the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award and the Aga Khan
Award for Architecture.
SOURCE Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
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