Rendering of Bridge District neighborhood in DC


The new Bridge District in Washington DC serves as a model for how responsible development can foster connection, sustainability, and resilience at both the community and individual level. Sited within a flood zone on one of the last undeveloped waterfront parcels in DC, the development will serve as a critical urban link between Anacostia and Downtown DC while also tackling the challenges of climate change head on. Phase One of the Bridge District, The Douglass, will bring 1 million SF of much-needed market-rate and affordable housing and retail to Ward 8, and also set a new standard for District development through its focus on sustainability and occupant health. The Douglass is on track to become the largest ILFI zero-carbon multifamily residential building in the country and the first in the DC Metro Region. Through a focus on natural daylighting, views to nature, and indoor-outdoor connections, it prioritizes residents’ health while catering to the demands of the work from home generation. From the inside-out and outside-in, The Douglass’ design focuses on bolstering equity, connectivity, and resiliency for one of the District’s historically underserved neighborhoods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prioritize community relationships and trust from the start of a
    development project to develop inclusive, responsive, and mutually satisfactory solutions.
  • Discover trends in multifamily design focused around occupant health and wellness, multigeneration living, and remote work.
  • Implement strategies to achieve ILFI zero carbon certification within large, multifamily developments.
  • Implement strategies to reduce the global warming potential of concrete in commercial construction.

Presented by:

Lindsay Morton
Director of Community Engagement and Corporate Impact, Redbrick LMD

Lindsay Morton is staunchly involved in and focused on community preservation, engagement and progression. She recently served as the Director of Community Engagement in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia where she advised the senior attorneys and led community initiatives under the direction of Attorney General Karl A. Racine. Prior to that role, she served as Director of the Healthy Markets Program at Martha’s Table where she launched an after-school grocery program that provides healthy food and nutrition education to over 6,000 elementary students each month.

Brian Earle, AIA
Principal, ZGF Architects

Brian Earle brings more than 14 years of experience serving as project manager and project architect for mixed-use, multifamily, corporate and commercial, and master planning projects. Brian works closely with owners to create environments that respond to their needs and the needs of users. His collaborative approach and leadership ability has resulted in notable projects for clients including JBG Smith, Washington REIT, Bozzuto Development, Orr Partners, and Mill Creek Residential Trust. Brian earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Britt Snider
Principal and Head of Development, Redbrick LMD

Britt Snider has 20 years of experience working in real estate development, investments and asset management and has overseen the development of office, residential and retail assets across the Washington, DC metro area. Britt is a Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the Board of Trustees at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the DC Building Industry Association and is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Britt received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.