February 26, 2008

Clark To Build Green Trophy-Class D.C. Office Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Clark Construction Group, LLC, will act as general contractor for Carr Properties’ 901 K Street. The 250,000 square-foot building is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council with the certification goal of LEED® Gold.

Designed by SmithGroup, of Washington, D.C., the 12-story 901 K Street is part of a combined lot development. A five-story glass atrium will connect 901 K Street to the adjacent Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church. The building’s exterior will feature a dramatic luminescent glass curtain wall and an intricate European-style terra cotta façade. A glass and stainless steel entrance canopy will welcome visitors into the dramatic lobby, finished with polished marble, stone, and wood. The unique building shape will allow tenants to build as many as six corner offices on some floors. The window design will provide natural light to 60 percent of the building. 901 K Street will have four below-grade levels, including one concourse and three levels of parking space.

Among the numerous sustainable amenities designed to help 901 K Street achieve LEED Gold certification are a high efficiency HVAC system, green roof systems, water conserving features, low-VOC paints and finishes, CO monitoring, and energy-efficient lighting. Clark is committed to recycling at least 75 percent of all construction waste generated on this project.

Substantial completion of 901 K Street is expected in summer 2009.

Project partners include Girard Engineering, PC of Falls Church, Va., MEP Engineer; Smislova, Kehnemui Associates, PC of Rockville, Md., structural engineer; Heller & Metzger, PC; Edwards and Kelcey of Washington, D.C., civil engineer.