The Ritz-Carlton GeorgetownWashington, DC

  • A mixed-use complex located in the heart of Georgetown
  • Contains parking, a 14-screen Lowes Theater venue, residential, hotel, and retail functions
  • Designed around the adaptive-reuse of a historic 1930s incinerator, which was renovated as part of the project
  • The design posed several structural challenges
  • The mixed-use program required differing column grids
  • Transfers are located over the basement level theaters to accommodate load shifts
  • The sharply sloping site required extensive use of rock bolting and drilled soldier piles
  • The building extends many floors below ground to gain more usable space, which further complicated the foundation solution
  • Awards:
    American Architecture Award, National Design Award 2008
    AIA New York State – Award of Merit, Citation for Design 2004
    AIA Washington DC – Award of Excellence 2003
    BSA – Citation for Design, Housing Design Award 2004
    Gold Key Award – Finalist, Best Hotel Interior Design 2004
    National Commercial Builders Council – Award of Excellence 2004
    Washington Building Congress – Craftsmanship Award 2003
    Washington Building Congress – Mixed-Use Project of the Year 2001
    Washington Building Congress – Craftsmanship Award, Sitework Category for Excavation and Underpinning 2001