RREEF / Transwestern
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors Metropolitan Washington & Virginia Chapters Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Construction
Hickok Cole Architects transformed dated 1,875 sf lobby at 1250 Eye Street, NW into a contemporary glowing jewel box of glass and steel with enhanced day lighting and uninterrupted views of adjacent Franklin Square. The curved all-glass entrance façade is accented by custom stainless steel portals and prominent signage in a brushed stainless steel. Macassar Ebony wood panels and light blue back-painted glass walls reflect light into the space. Classic Barcelona Chairs adorn the lobby along with a curated selection of art. A floating “trellis” links the elevator lobby and main lobby and acts to mediate the change in ceiling heights. Large openings are cut into the trellis to allow more views of the two-story glass jewel box entry and Franklin Square.