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1676 International Drive

1676 International Drive, Washington, DC

Architect:Perkins + Will
Size:35,000 SF
Schedule:58 weeks

NAIOP VA 2020 | Award of Excellence

1676 International Drive

The massive repositioning effort at 1676 International Drive was set to establish a Class-A building within the fabric of Tyson’s business district. The scope included complete renovation to the lobby and building facade, as well as complete demolition and build back to the penthouse and roof terrace. The project reshaped the initial aesthetic of the space creating a stunning contemporary office with highly customized and detailed finishes. The project approach required especially challenging attention due to the phased, occupied-in-place delivery. While occupied, in addition to renovation of the façade, an existing parking entrance needed to be filled to make a new building envelope, and recreated in a separate location.

Custom finishes throughout the lobby required an approach that created the most construction footprint possible. This way quality consistency could be monitored more thoroughly. The solution to these challenges was a temporary entrance made on the side of the building that was refilled after the bulk of construction was completed. The lobby is highlighted by the custom stone, millwork, and lighting packages. The main entrance creates a striking experience clad in perforated Arktura panels that required modification in the field in order to house custom lighting behind the panels.

The roof terraces houses a penthouse and conference space serviced by multiple Nanawalls, allowing the interior spaces to be transformed into outdoor space for an unusually dynamic assembly area. New pavers and steel had to be installed along with rooftop landscaping to promote a vibrant space. With such extensive structural changes and custom design finishes, the project required constant communication and expert coordination to ensure project success.

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