Mount Vernon Plaza
Mount Vernon Plaza (left), a 250,000 SF high-rise-townhouse housing complex in downtown DC, was completed for occupancy in 1990. This project was selected through a juried competition and featured in a major exhibition of the built-work of 50 outstanding living African American, African & Afro-European architects at the Chicago Athenaeum in 1993. This project - directly adjacent to the new DC Convention Center - was the first major market-rate residential development in the now rapidly growing in-town renaissance of housing and redevelopment occurring in the "North of Mass Avenue" (NoMA) section of downtown DC.
Howard Plaza Housing Complex
Howard Plaza Housing Complex consists of 850 apartment units on an 18 acre site near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and U Street in Washington, DC. The main occupants are graduate and undergraduate students matriculating at Howard University, the project client. The project consists of 578,000 SF in two 10-story high-rise towers. Included are underground parking facilities, day care facilities, a laundry, and computer study areas. The project required the review and approval of the National Capital Planning Commission. The project was constructed under a highly accelerated schedule with strong interface with a construction management organization.