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2022 Award Winners



Development 4 – 7 Stories, For Rent


ONE501 Eckington


Washington, District of Columbia

Architect/Designer | Torti Gallas Urban

Builder | Foulger Pratt Construction

Developer | Foulger Pratt

Land Planner | Torti Gallas Urban

Landscape Architect/Designer | Parker Rodriguez

Interior Designer | MSA Interiors

Green Verifier/Rater | LEED

Photographer | Brian Tomaino (TGU); Doug Sanford

One 501 Eckington brings vitality and artistry to a former vacant lot in northeast Washington, DC. adjacent to the Metro train tracks. The mixed-use development, offering retail and rental apartments, serves as an anchor to the newly developed Alethia Tanner Park.

The building has a modern industrial feel with a strong dedication to the arts. From the public-facing murals that enliven the community to the unique amenities, including an art studio, One 501 Eckington weaves art into daily life.

In addition to budget constraints, a key design challenge was the diagonal slope of the site. This was addressed in the design of nine two-story artists’ lofts, with living space on the second floor and first-floor studios that open directly to the public along the park.

The building has easy access to the Metropolitan Branch Trail and includes a landscaped courtyard with a pool, seating areas, a green roof and a rooftop deck. Street-level retail enlivens the pedestrian experience and offers residents shopping and dining at their doorstep. The massing and façade effectively bridge the park/tracks on one side and existing residential on the other, creating a cohesive urban plan that contributes positively to the neighborhood.

From the Judges
The way that the project is broken it up—designing by block—makes it feel like evolved overtime. It also has a good relationship to the streetscape, which makes it feel contextual. The brick elements are really nice, and it has a good inclusion of art.

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