915 E Street, NW – The Artisan

Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
The JBG Companies
Architect: 
WDG Architecture, PLLC
Additional collaborations with WDG Architecture, PLLC:
Contract Value: 
$30,800,000
Size: 
228,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2007

915 E Street, NW - The Artisan is a 12-story 228,000 square-foot condominium building in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Clark constructed the new structure and also completed the historic façade restoration.

The Artisan's 160 condominium units feature chef-caliber kitchens with custom cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Beautiful bamboo floors line the foyer and living areas, while Berber carpet is in bedrooms. In addition, units showcase dramatic walls of windows, granite bathroom vanities, and an abundance of closet space. Building amenities include a fitness center, resident entertainment room, two levels of below grade-parking, and first floor retail and restaurant space.

915 E Street includes 42 balconies of Continental brick at its north elevation, EIFS and Continental brick at both east and west elevations and an intricate south elevation made with Belden brick and precast that jogs in and out to reveal the building’s courtyard on the third floor.  The south elevation is composed of 19 faces/elevations, nine outside corners, 11 inside corners (several corners are angled greater than 90°), and 49 balconies. The 19 elevations range from two feet to 60 feet, which made the installation challenging. The masonry component of the complex skin system included precast bands, precast sills, precast block, EIFS, thermal windows, ground face block, Belden and Continental Brick, and an extensive waterproofing base. It is tied-in to three existing building façades, including adjacent historic façades.

Awards: 
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Masonry/Unit Masonry
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