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2022 Award Winners



Development 8 Stories and Over, For Rent


Tribeca Apartments DC


Washington, District of Columbia

Architect/Designer | Torti Gallas + Partners

Builder | UIP General Contracting, Inc

Developer | Tribeca Condominiums, LLC

Land Planner | CAS Engineering - DC, LLC

Landscape Architect/Designer | Parker Rodriguez

Interior Designer | Carlyn and Company

Green Verifier/Rater | WSP

Photographer | Brian Tomaino (TGP); UIP

The Tribeca is a 13-story, 99-unit residential building in northeast Washington, D.C., adjacent to the NoMa-Gallaudet U New York Ave Metro Station.

Situated between New York Avenue NE and N Street NE, the geometry of the site presented a unique challenge, but ultimately the design successfully maximized unit density on the deep, yet narrow, lot. Amenities include a fitness room, yoga studio, sky lounge/club room, landscaped rooftop terraces and a rain garden.

The Tribeca is part of an initial wave of new developments in the area. Although New York Avenue is currently a six-lane road primarily used for commuting, the architects see a future where the neighborhood enjoys a livelier streetscape. To that end, although the building faces N Street, the design presents a fully articulated masonry façade on New York Avenue with a second entrance and lobby.

Addressing noise concerns, the New York Avenue side of the Tribeca features recessed, protected balconies to provide a buffer from the busy road while also adding texture to the façade. The façade facing N Street is more playful, with alternating protruding balconies and pops of color that add to the existing vibrancy of the block.

From the Judges
The exterior fits the urban area, but has a rhythm to it. The balconies add lots of texture. The units feature clean, modern interiors, and the kitchens are rich. Frosted glass into the studio bedrooms is a nice touch to help bring in light as well.

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