Tuesday, December 4 2018
Join AIA|DC's Emerging Architects Committee and the SEAMW-YMG for a construction tour of 1900 N Street. The building marks the gateway between Dupont Circle and the Central Business District, and make a dramatic design move--with a third of the building being hung from a steel truss, allowing a fully glass corner lobby to be column free. The truss is encased in a glass architectural embellishment which celebrates the feature structural element, and is clad in bright red FRP panels to further highlight the element. The building also features innovative design, such as a Dedicated Outdoor Air System, a high performance curtainwall system, and penthouse amenity that takes advantage of the new zoning rules.
During this tour, participants will learn how the design and construction team (FOX Architects, KPF, DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Harvey Cleary) worked together to realize the complex structure of the truss and hanging floors as well as the design concepts behind the larger building.
A brief presentation from the design team will be followed by a tour of the building.
Happy Hour to follow near Dupont Circle.
Note: Participants must bring their own PPE, including hard hats, vests, glasses, and close-toed/hard-soled shoes.
Organized by: The Emerging Architects Committee
Co-Sponsored by: SEAMW-YMG
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the multi-disciplinary coordination efforts between the architects, structural engineer, and contractor to achieve design intent while ensuring a complete, long-lasting structure;
Explain the design team’s approach to fire separation and the multi-use occupancy of the building;
Discuss the unique design and structural challenges of designing for construction in an urban environment; and
Summarize the various methods for providing an accessible means of egress through multiple occupancy types.