On Saturday, June 29, as part of the National Building Museum's Offsite Programs, RAMSA Partner Sargent C. Gardiner will lead a tour of 1331 Maryland, the soon-to-be-completed Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed residential building in Washington, DC. 1331 is part of the Portals master plan, which is transforming a former industrial area on Southwest DC’s waterfront into a mixed-use development. Leading the tour alongside Mr. Gardiner will be Holly Hull of Republic Properties Corporation, the building's developer, and Rick Lipscomb of Balfour Beatty Construction. For more information about the tour, please click here.
1331 occupies a complex triangular gateway site, highly visible upon entering Washington DC from the 14th Street Bridge. The building’s architectural detailing strikes a balance between echoing DC's best classical Federal buildings and introducing a domestic scale more suitable for a residential building. On the west and north facades, a variety of massing and compositional strategies are employed to break down the scale of the facades both vertically and horizontally; large figural window groupings create local symmetries and pavilions. The limestone-colored architectural precast facades are given hierarchy and depth throughout with reveals and recesses at each window; the rusticated base is articulated with a change in mullion colors, thicker window surrounds, and double-height figures. RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Paul L. Whalen, and Mr. Gardiner led the design effort.
Through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events, The National Building Museum promotes an understanding of the power of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction, and design to shape our lives, communities, and futures. The Museum's Offsite Programs complements its mission through hosting bike tours around vibrant neighborhoods in Washington DC, salons that combine unique visits and informal discussions, and behind-the-scenes access to active construction sites
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