Washington DC has a new LEED adaptive reuse project to be proud of, and it comes in the form of the residential remodel of the former EPA headquarters designed by Wiencek + Associates. Located in D.C's Southwest waterfront community, the former EPA headquarters was revitalized and remodeled into the new Sky House development by The JBG Companies and Urban Atlantic. The Sky House will provide 530 new residential units – 106 of which will be affordable housing!
The Sky House towers usher in a future of adaptive reuse for the Southwest side of Washington D.C. These towers will be the tallest in the area, and boast rooftop pools with some of the nicest views of the city’s monuments. The retrofit includes removing the existing concrete skin to install beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows for studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Wiencek + Associates is in charge of the exterior, while RD Jones & Associates is responsible for the interiors.
The buildings flank the Waterfront Metro station, and besides being close to public transit, are designed to be LEED certified. Mayor Vincent Gray hailed this project as “a significant step in the evolution of the Southwest Waterfront, helping to define the area as a premier urban location to live and enjoy the benefits of waterfront amenities, Metro accessibility and a thriving, culturally rich local community”.