The Wilson & The Elm

Location: 
Bethesda, Maryland
Client: 
Carr Properties
Architect: 
Shalom Baranes Associates
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Size: 
962,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2021

Clark constructed a three-tower development in Bethesda, Maryland that includes a 348,000 square-foot office tower with ground-floor retail, two residential towers totaling 613,000 square feet, and a 375,000 square-foot above-and below-grade parking facility.

The 31-story East and 28-story West residential towers, known as The Elm, consist of 456 units that were fully fit-out by Clark. The two towers are connected by a 300-foot-high sky bridge that houses shared amenity space. The 25-story Wilson office building was delivered as a core-and-shell facility.

All three buildings sit atop a five-story podium that features 7,500 square feet of shared open space. The B2 level of the project contains the shell for the Purple Line, as well as a tunnel for the Capital Crescent Trail.

The residential towers' facade consists of window wall, metal panels, and brick; the office tower's facade is a combination of glass curtainwall and brick.

The lobby of the office tower features imported Italian stone on portions of the walls and white oak on the floors and walls. There is a feature wall consisting of an arrangement of wooden wings, each designed to perfectly match the angle of the two adjacent intersecting streets, Elm Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Awards: 
2021 ENR MidAtlantic Best Project, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use