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Work has begun on the first phase of the Wharf, a $2 billion development on Washington, D.C.’s, Southwest Waterfront. Developed by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, the project stretches across 27 acres of land in more than 50 acres of water. It will comprise about 3 million square feet of hotels, restaurants and bars, shopping, cultural venues, waterfront parks, and promenades.
Perkins Eastman is serving as master planner, design architect, and architect of record for the public realm, infrastructure, and buildings in two of the development’s initial parcels. In addition to leading the design on several piers, the firm will be responsible for a 200,000-sq.-ft. office building housing Graduate School USA, a music venue, space for retail and entertainment, and two residential towers.
Stan Eckstut FAIA, principal of EE&K a Perkins Eastman company, is leading the project’s design team. “Designing the Wharf is about creating places where people want to live and visit, bringing the human scale to a large-scale development,” Eckstut said in a statement. “It’s pedestrian-oriented, water-oriented, and transit-oriented development all in one.”
Completion of phase 1 is slated for 2017.