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2019 Award Winners



Development 4 - 7 Stories, Built for Sale


The Haven at National Harbor


Oxon Hill, Md.

Architect/Designer | Hord Coplan Macht

Builder | CBG Building Companies

Developer | The Peterson Companies

Land Planner | LandDesign

Landscape Architect/Designer | McWilliams | Ballard

Interior Merchandiser | LandDesign

Photographers | Patrick Ross Photography | Studio Trejo

The Haven at National Harbor marks a transition from the commercial core at the district’s Potomac River waterfront to the bordering single-family neighborhood. The condo community occupies three city blocks, reinforcing the urban streetscape and scale.

Its 248 units surround a central open space, creating an exclusive resident experience removed from the surrounding boulevards and traffic. Views of the district’s iconic skyline and National Harbor’s Capital Wheel Ferris Wheel are available from many of the building’s units and common spaces. The strategic location of staircases and lobbies direct pedestrians to downtown, while a rich amenity program offers residents in-building entertainment and resources, including a resort-style pool, outdoor lounge seating with lawn games, courtyards, fitness center, and yoga studio. Initially planned as a rental complex, the decision was made to convert the building into a condo community midway through construction. Converting a project from apartments to condominiums in four months presented a host of challenges, but innovative design solutions helped secure a success.

From the Judges
This project has a great amenity space for one small building. It has a really balanced and interesting streetscape and a good exterior. Judges praised the variety of units, the common area, the hallway detail, the wood walls, and the interesting front entry.  

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