SK+I Designs LEED for Homes Platinum Project

October 22,2012 , BETHESDA, MD - SK+I Architectural Design Group, LLC (SK+I) announces the LEED for Homes LEED Platinum Certification of Sheridan Station, located at 2516 Sheridan Place SE, Washington DC.

Sheridan Station, a $100 million development in the District's Ward 8 community has joined a select group of HOPE VI developments to be awarded the LEED Platinum designation by the U.S. Green Building Council and the only one of its kind located in our Nation's Capitol. (new.usgbc.org/resources) The design includes green roof components, responsible design, and energy efficient appliances. The largest privately-owned solar photovoltaic power system in the District is on the rooftop of the development's first multifamily building. The first phase of the project is completed and construction is underway for the next phase of this forward thinking project.

The site, formerly the Sheridan Terrace Housing Complex, demolished in 1997 due to poor building conditions and constant soil erosion, became a cut through for residents of the densely populated Howard Hill neighborhood. The poorly lit, vacant site, one block from the Anacostia Metro Station, became a place of increasing crime and violence.

In 2007, the DC Housing Authority was awarded a $20 million HOPE VI grant to revitalize the area and utilize the site to link existing surrounding pieces of urban fabric together. In addition, a $5.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was awarded specifically for green, sustainable building. These public funds and the developer's private funds provided a unique opportunity to transform the site into a walkable, transit-oriented community.

The narrow 11-acre site, highly visible from the Suitland Parkway as one approaches Washington, presented challenging physical conditions. SK+I designed an urban space with a defined structure of lots, blocks, streets, mews, and parks that has become a growing neighborhood with character. Sheridan Road was isolated by a 12 foot retaining wall and SK+I's design incorporated new streets and mews that connect residents to the Anacostia Metro Station and the existing infrastructure and has returned Sheridan Road to a walkable neighborhood street. Additionally, the designers maximized the portion of the site on high ground to offer residents sweeping views of the Anacostia River and the downtown skyline.

ABOUT SK+I SK+I is a collaborative design studio that initiates each project with creativity and focused inspiration to produce exceptional works of architecture. We listen and respond by bringing vision to client ideas. SK+I strives to surpass every expectation. Our clients are our partners and we work as a team to create built environments that enhance urban communities and maintain market expectations.

Our principals are leaders in the building industry and have brought together a diverse group of talented professionals who manage a variety of projects including commercial, office, residential, and mixed-use communities. Each member of the firm brings a unique set of experiences, talents, and passions to the design process. By understanding the communities where we live and work, SK+I creates innovative and sustainable architecture.

SK+I PROJECTS ▪ The Foundry Lofts ▪ Constitution Square ▪ The Metro ▪ The Desoto ▪ Lofts 590 ▪ Washington Gateway ▪ Carlyle Block O ▪ The Ellsworth ▪ Spinnaker Bay ▪ Massachusetts Court ▪ 1441 Rhode Island Avenue ▪ The Edgemoor ▪ The Montgomery at Wheaton Metro ▪ Flats and Warehouses at Union Row ▪ Jenkins Row ▪ The Habitat for Humanity Silverwood Project ▪ Capitol Hill Tower ▪ Park Potomac ▪ The Halstead at Dunn Loring ▪ Chase Point Condominiums ▪ Post Carlyle Square ▪ Bethesda Lot 31 ▪ The Reserve at Tyson's Corner ▪ King Street ▪ Wisconsin Place ▪ 1800 Wilson Boulevard ▪ Potomac Yard ▪ SW Waterfront ▪ Marymount ▪ 600 H Street ▪ Bainbridge Bethesda ▪ Fair Lakes ▪ Mosaic at Merrifield ▪ Dulles Station ▪Sheridan Station ▪

Contacts:
Penny Glover, 240.479.7492 or pglover@skiarch.com
Abed Benzina, 240-479-7480 or abenzina@skiarch.com
For more information please visit www.skiarch.com
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