800 Maine Avenue is a 233,000 sf, 11–story office building, located at the District Wharf–a landmark, billion-dollar redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, DC.
The office building provides a civic presence that relates to the grand urban tree-lined boulevards found throughout the District, with an architecture that is complementary to the adjacent community while reflecting its use as an office building. Street level retail enlivens the pedestrian-scaled neighborhood.
The Class–A commercial mixed-use building features retail on the ground level, a large third-floor balcony, a penthouse-level amenity space, and an efficient core. The penthouse level includes a 960 sf pre-function lobby that opens to the larger 2,000 sf event space, kitchen, and storage spaces. The event space is wrapped by an exterior terrace with views from Virginia to Maryland. The slightly smaller floor plate has helped ownership market the building to full-floor tenants, and was 60% leased prior to occupancy.
Taking a cue from the interconnected nature of The Wharf, the building is designed with a mix of a fully glazed curtainwall on about 1/3 of the façade, with a more traditional brick, cast stone, and window wall system for the rest of the building. These elements visually reinforce the entrance to the District Pier and relate to the building’s vertical elements and adjacent buildings.