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Agora at The Collective

Washington, D.C.

Status
Completed 2018

Program
Base Architecture
Interior Architecture
300,000 SF Residential
45,600 SF Retail
334 Apartments

Construction
Concrete Frame High-Rise

LEED Silver

Located in an emerging neighborhood adjacent to an elevated highway posed a difficult design challenge for the project. To mitigate the design, a ground floor grocery store and two levels of above grade parking are positioned below the residential tower to elevate it above the highway which creates city views. Above grade parking further segregate the two uses. An aluminum metal panel and screen system create a staggered pattern that screens the garage from public view and enriches the architectural language with textured facades at an intimate level, playing with light, shadow and transparency.

The project features studio, one and two-bedroom apartments in a variety of contemporary floor plans. A unique amenity package includes a demonstration kitchen for visiting chefs, a roof top pool, and a virtual driving range. The fitness center features a yoga and a bicycle spinning room. The ground floor retail includes a large Whole Foods Market offering residents and the community a much needed amenity.