SK+I News: SK+I is Winning!

It’s been an exciting past few months! Congratulations to Escher and Agora at The Collective for being 2020 NAIOP DC|MD Awards of Excellence winners for Best Multi-Family Project and Best Amenity Space. Maren won Delta Associates’ Best Washington/Baltimore Apartment Community and The Edison received the Jury of Citation in Residential Architecture by AIA Maryland for the Chapter Design Awards.


Escher, located in Rockville’s Twinbrook neighborhood, received the NAIOP DC|MD Awards of Excellence for Best Multi-Family Project of Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. Designed to invite and entice, Escher transformed a vacant 5.29 acre parking lot with an abandoned 35,000 square foot retail store into an inviting community for 317 new apartment residences next to Twinbrook Metro Station. The makeover included a new “paseo” private drive created to form a signature public use space accessible to both residents and the public, producing a vista from Chapman Avenue and splitting the site into two parcels—2.88 acres for the Escher apartment building and 2.41 acres for a later second phase of 70 townhomes.


Maren wins Delta Associates’ Awards for Excellence for Best Washington/Baltimore Apartment Community! Sitting on the site of a former cement plant, Maren is the second phase of a six-acre, four-building Riverfront redevelopment project that takes full advantage of its location at the waterfront. The 13-story, 264-unit multifamily mixed-use tower is directly situated between Nationals Park to the north and the Anacostia River to the south. It is conveniently located within half a mile walking distance to the Navy Yard metro station, has several Capital Bike Share stations, and provides ample bike storage facilities for its residents.


Agora at The Collective, located in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood won the NAIOP DC|MD Awards of Excellence for Best Amenity Space. Agora is one of three properties of The Collective development. Its “pourus” interior concept allows for a comfortable and connected urban flow to continue from the neighborhood experience to the lobby and common, shared environments, and ultimately, to the individual units. Amenities include cozy lounges, “Relax/Recharge” rooms offering massage beds, a demo kitchen, a golf simulator room, a rooftop with jaw-dropping views of the city, a dog park, and a game room.


Located in northeast Washington, D.C., The Edison is a truly unique addition to the multifamily buildings that have become so abundant in the Nation’s Capital. The Edison was the first new construction project in the Union Market area, which is seeing rapid development, and set the tone for the neighborhood. The Edison acts as a gateway to the Union Market area as it is one of the first buildings to be encountered by pedestrians, residents, and shoppers exiting from the NoMa-Galludet metro station. The building utilized innovative wood construction technology and design in order to allude to the industrial cast iron facades from the turn of the 20th century that can be found in urban, mixed-use warehouse districts such as in New York and Chicago.


Modera Reynoldstown is now leasing! This mid-rise mixed-use luxury community located five minutes from the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA consists of of 369,000 residential SF, 18,400 SF of retail and 320 units.

Phase I of Modera Prominence is wrapping up and pre-leasing. The 3-acre mixed-use community encompasses 367,000 residential SF, 20,000 retail SF, and 319 units in Buckhead Atlanta. Phase II construction began in June.

Channel House is located in Raleigh, NC’s North Hills. This project is the second phase of the Vine development and will consist of 186,000 residential SF, 17,800 retail/makerspace SF, and 200 units. Channel House is expected to break ground end of Summer 2021.

River North is part of a mega mixed-use development in Nashville, TN that will reshape the city’s urban landscape. The two residential buildings are comprised of 651,387 residential SF, 43,458 retail SF, and 651 units.

The Westshore mixed-use development will include 365,580 residential, 20,350 retail SF, a 6,000 SF clubhouse building and 362 units. The project is located in Atlanta and will break ground in Summer 2021.


Left to Right: Chris Huffer, Sami Kirkdil, FAIA, Fred Rothmeijer

We are proud winners of DCBIA’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic with a score of -18, winning by six shots playing the South course at Woodmont Country Club. Thank you Fred Rothmeijer of MRP Realty and Vinay Ganeshan for playing with us!

Check out the Fall 2020 Newsletter.

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