Washington, DC’s 80M Street, originally constructed in 2001, was one of the first buildings that made up the Riverfront District. In 2016, the structure underwent a $3 million renovation, in which architect Hickok Cole worked with Arup, Davis Construction, and Columbia Property Trust to build DC’s first mass timber project. Designers strode to design a building that would stand out in a crowded commercial market. As 80M Street was an ideal candidate for vertical expansion, architects chose mass timber for the build, taking the opportunity to expand with a new, unique look.
Historical Architecture and Technological Innovation Artfully Juxtaposed in DC Renovation