The Woodley

A Luxury Residential Apartment Complex
Washington, D.C.
The JBG Companies & CIM Group
David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.
VOA Associates Incorporated
420,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver (targeted)

Clark constructed The Woodley, an eight-story, cast-in-place concrete luxury apartment building with a brick, limestone, and cast stone façade.

The Woodley is a 212-unit residential building designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. It features two-and-a-half levels of below-grade parking, with 272 spaces. The building features a spacious outdoor courtyard with a country club style infinity swimming pool, as well as a fitness center, library, and resident's lounge. Two mechanical penthouses sit atop The Woodley’s roof level servicing the buildings cooling and heating water-to-air system.

The scope of work also included site landscaping. Individual units are large, up to 4,400 square feet, with high ceilings.

In an earlier phase of construction, Clark built a 300 foot-long cast-in-place, underground tunnel to connect the adjacent Marriott’s entry with the below-grade parking. The Woodley's site also required demolition of an existing multi-story parking garage and the pavement of its surrounding parking lot. The sites existing conditions also called for the removal several retaining walls, elevated concrete walks, service gates and booths, vegetation and underground utility lines.

The exterior façade of the building required extremely intricate masonry construction calling for three main veneer materials: brick, cast stone, and limestone. The prefabricated cast stone and limestone pieces are anchored with engineered stone anchors adhesively attached to rigid insulation between sill joints. The brick is anchored with masonry tiebacks 16’’ OC vertically and horizontally, with a four-inch pintel tying the brick veneer to the sheathing through elf drilling fastened tie back plates.

Two forms of scaffolding were utilized for masonry construction of the building’s exterior façade. Swing stage scaffolding was used on the south elevation due to a lack of ground staging area and the remaining north, east, and west elevations using FRACO climbing work platforms, allowing for a drastic reduction in scaffold installation time, in turn accelerating the already slow paced exterior masonry schedule. Excavation of the building’s spread footings and two sub-grade parking levels required a soldier pile and lagging support system for its pit.

Self Perform

Clark Concrete and Clark Foundations performed structural concrete and support of excavation work on this project. Sitting on cast-in-place spread footings the building’s structure is made up entirely of cast-in-place concrete columns and post tensioned concrete slabs.

WBC Craftsmanship Award - Architectural Millwork

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