3303 Water Street

3303 Water Street
Washington, DC

Housing Design Award | Boston Society of Architects / AIA New York
Multifamily Pillar of the Industry Award | National Association of Home Builders
Residential Design Award | AIA/DC
Residential Design Award | Washingtonian
Best Overall Mid-Atlantic Condominium Project | Mid-Atlantic Apartment and Condominium Industries
Certificate of Merit | Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Best New District of Colombia Infill | Delta Associates
Maxwell MacKenzie

Located in historic Georgetown on a prominent site between the Potomac River and the C&O Canal, this residential building is a thriving hybrid, reflecting the area's industrial past while providing high-end amenities and stylish, loft-like floorplans. The strength of the concept helped propel the project through the arduous Georgetown approval process. 3303 Water Street stands adjacent to the Whitehurst Freeway, with 72 apartments and 136 parking spaces.

The building employs brick, black metal, and precast concrete to evoke the material elements of an industrial building and respond to its historic context, but the project also integrates substantial amounts of exterior glass to provide views and light. The curtain wall helps to maintain the industrial neighborhood character by incorporating crisp details of true divided light, black metal frames and mullions.

The units that are adjacent to the substation were turned into townhouse-style duplexes with private backyards, giving them an amenity none of the other units enjoy while also reinterpreting a typical Georgetown row house pattern. The project also includes a cantilevered rooftop swimming pool.