Washington, DC, USA
457,000 square feet / 43,000 square meters
Strategically positioned at the corner of 19th and K Streets in the heart of Washington’s central business district, 1900 K Street offers tenants a prestigious and convenient address. Low-rise office buildings of controlled height and volume characterize the site. The 13-story office building contains 2,500 square meters (27,000 square feet) on each floor, with retail shops at ground level and parking below. Its height and massing maintains the continuity of the street walls along 19th and K Streets, and conforms to the strict limitations imposed by Washington’s zoning laws.
The selection of an exterior glass curtain wall maximizes tenant views and creates a fresh, modern approach to new construction without relying on historicizing elements. The building is curved at the corner of 19th and K, referencing the location of the main entry. The curtain wall is framed with stainless steel mullions, column covers and stone spandrels. The two top floors, 12 and 13, are set back at both major street elevations, with slightly reduced floor plates. Below grade, the building has an English basement for office space, which is connected to the main entrance by a grand stair and light well. Three levels of parking are located below the English basement, accessed by an alley west of the building.