2019 Best of Design Award for Commercial — Office: 1000 Maine
Designer: KPF
Architect of Record: FOX Architects
Location: Washington, D.C.

The centerpiece of The Wharf, Washington, D.C.’s new waterfront district, 1000 Maine is the development’s first signature office space. Commissioned by PN Hoffman (now Hoffman & Associates) and Madison Marquette, the building channels the energy of its pedestrian-centric surroundings. Working with local firm FOX Architects, KPF designed 1000 Maine to host “next-generation” workspaces. Shaped by the contour of the Potomac River, the ten-story building comprises two split bars that create light-filled spaces and an inviting grand entry, where a feature staircase and expansive glass create views to the water’s edge. Ten-foot-tall finished ceilings—a rare height for the region—produce a loftlike experience, while terraces and roof gardens provide outdoor access and panoramic views of the river and nearby landmarks.

Client: PN Hoffman, Madison Marquette
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: GHT Limited
Landscape Architect: Landscape Architecture Bureau
Exterior Wall: Curtainwall Design Consulting

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: 901 East Sixth
Designer: Thoughtbarn and Delineate Studio

The facade of an office building

Commercial-Office: Honorable Mention: 901 East Sixth (Casey Dunn)

Project Name: Solar Carve
Designer: Studio Gang

the interior of an office building, looking out toward a river

Commercial-Office: Honorable Mention: Solar Carve (Nic Lehoux)

Editors’ Pick

Project Name: The Carpenter Hotel
Designer: Perkins and Will

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