1015 18th Street, NW Washington, DC
Services Provided by Donohoe:
- Building Renovation
- Project Management
1015 18th Street, NW, had been a well-located, mid-block building that provided commodity office space to central business district office tenants since the 1970s. Upon its sale in 2018, the new owner planned to transition the property to a class-A building in a rapidly improving marketplace and competitive set.
The building had ‘good bones’, including garage parking and good window line despite its mid-block positioning. However, the HVAC was antiquated, the lobby was underwhelming, the windows were single pane and tinted, and the building did not offer tenant amenities.
DRES was hired by the new owner to oversee the wholesale renovation. Most striking was the replacement of the existing metal and precast curtainwall system with a new structural silicone glazed curtainwall, resulting in floor-to-ceiling glass. Additional improvements included a mechanical retrofit to chilled beams along the new curtainwall as well as new entrance canopy. The Lobby renovation involved removing structural components to create a two-story open lobby. Finally, DRES advised the owner about taking advantage of new zoning regulations allowing habitable space on the Penthouse level and proceeded to oversee construction of a new steel structure to house conference rooms and a fitness center as well as an adjacent observation deck.