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2019 Award Winners



Development 4 - 7 Stories, For Rent


Trellis House


Washington, D.C.

Architect/Designer | Niles Bolton Associates

Builder | CBG Building Company

Developer | RISE: A Real Estate Company

Land Planner | Niles Bolton Associates

Landscape Architect/Designer | Bozzuto

Photographer | Lassiter Photography

Located on 1.36 acres near Howard University, Trellis House is designed to provide a communal node and new way of living for young professionals seeking a diverse social atmosphere. On a typical urban infill block, the 319-unit market-rate, mixed-use development includes 11,000 sf of retail and engages the neighboring park and athletic fields with walk-up townhomes and direct entry units. Parking is provided in a two-level podium deck that offers 143 spaces. 

The design team was challenged to embrace the history and context of the neighborhood while delivering the first multifamily midrise LEED Platinum-certified project in the Washington D.C. market. The main lobby features a large, colorful street art installation on custom metal panels that honors the building demolished to build this new residence. Amenities are robust and include a “WeWork” style office space, fitness center with yoga studio, interactive test kitchen, community lounge, indoor hydroponic garden, pet spa, pool, outdoor dining, and an operable trellis system with fans and heaters for extended seasonal use. 

From the Judges
This looks cool architecturally. The judges noted that many of the interior details were “so unexpected.” They praised the demonstration kitchen.  

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