St. Matthew’s Redevelopment
St. Matthews Redevelopment is a 320,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Southwest Washington, DC.
The project features an 11-story apartment building with two levels of below-grade parking, as well as an adjacent church at ground level. The apartment building contains221 residential units, 23 of which are designated as affordable housing units, a ground-level open courtyard and a swimming pool on the ninth level. The residential building façade features metal panels with multiple offset surfaces, unique panel profiles, and horizontal banding that spans the full-width of the building.
The focal point of the 20,500-square-foot church is 36-foot-tall curved and battered concrete wall, clad with stone on the exterior and a custom architectural board form finish on the interior. To craft the unique finish of the sloped radial poured concrete wall, each board designed for a specific depth, length, and location. A continuous skylit slot along the wall illuminates the interior of the church with diffuse daylighting.
The church contains classrooms, a reflecting pool, a fellowship hall, and a sanctuary to serve the public.
Clark Foundations and Clark Concrete are part of the project team and performed support of excavation and cast-in-place concrete work, respectively.