The Burton

Washington, DC

Located at the very prominent site at the northern tip of NoMa, Washington Gateway lies in the triangular site formed by the intersection of New York and Florida Aves to the northwest and southwest and the railroad tracks to the east. As a three-building ensemble, the buildings complete the block perimeter and form a motor court within the block. The building’s acute angles at both ends of the New York Ave frontage characterizes the Washington Gateway ensemble and provide dramatic vantage points westbound on New York Ave coming across the bridge into the city center and eastbound on New York leaving town.

The height of the building steps down from New York Avenue towards Florida Avenue. This creates an urban edge and buffer from the considerable volume and speed of traffic on New York Avenue while mitigating the scale of the intersection and the interior plaza. The double height retail podium angles away from Florida Avenue to open up views of the interior plaza. It is the main volume facing Florida Avenue. This creates the appropriate scale and space for lively pedestrian activity. The ‘Elevation’ building is phase one of the block and features 400 units in a mixed-use building. Elevation possesses a triangular glass prism corner tower at the intersection of New York and Florida. Looking west toward the center of the city over the ATF building forecourt and the expansive intersection, the glass tower enjoys a commanding presence and creates an architectural landmark for the Washington Gateway development.

This feature opens up dramatic views towards Downtown and creates an architectural landmark for the Washington Gateway development as a whole signaling the emergence of NoMa as a dynamic and vibrant location.


Completed 2022

300,000 SF Residential
5,200 SF Retail
405 Apartments

IB Concrete

LEED Silver