1200 17th Washington DC

The buildings skin is important in terms of engagement. The building bridges between the private and the public realm.
PROJECT INFORMATION

The clients goal is to create visual enjoyment at the level of use, creating depth in the facades. The building bridges between the private and public realm to give something to people to look at.

Design process

SCJ began the design process by carefully examining the goals for the building, as expressed both by the owner and the architect. The glaze finish should give something to people to look at, as a positive force in people's lives.

A thoughtful range of possible glazes that pursued different ideas for colour, texture and finish of which a selection is shown below.

Working with Christine on the development of a unique glaze for our terracotta building finish was a wonderful experience. She was well-prepared, artistically inspired, supremely clear in het recommendations and explanations, and extremely accomodating in het response to the owner's very precise aesthetic and technical requirements. Christine's close attention to the client's concerns, together with her resourceful and inventive responses, produced a wonderful building finish that is elegant, alluring and original.

Bob Frasca | Brian Cannon
Partner ZGF
1200 Seventeenth, a 170,000 SF, 11-story trophy office building located at the northern edge of the central business district in Washington, DC

The clients goal is to create visual enjoyment at the level of use, creating depth in the facades. The building bridges between the private and public realm to give something to people to look at. The buildings skin is important in terms of engagement and a vibrant part of the location. The context is socially, rediscovering architecture as a positive force in people's lifes, really adding something to the public realm. The owners are delighted with the results and the project is widely regarded as one of the most interesting new office buildings in the city.

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