Alta 801
Washington, DC
Wood Partners
In Construction
Targeting LEED-NC Certified

357,000 GSF, 8-story building with 326 residential units and 186 parking spaces.


This large, mixed-use, multifamily residential development is located at the prominent intersection of New Jersey Avenue and H Street NW in Washington, DC. Responding to the urban context, the main entrance to the residential building is located along New Jersey Avenue, and an outdoor urban park is located at this entryway, allowing people to linger and providing an opportunity for people to interact with the building and the community.

The site sloping provides us the opportunity to locate a portion of the parking garage on grade, allowing easy and efficient access to the parking garage. The parking garage walls, clad with metal panels featuring a specially designed perforation pattern, are backlit with LED lighting, creating a glowing effect at the building base while also functioning as illumination at the pedestrian realm.

A special corner element, incorporated with a patterned metal roof trellis, shades the outdoor residential amenity area and emphasizes the importance of this intersection. Two warm and natural colors of masonry, projected metal bays, and decorative metal patterns are used throughout the building. Special masonry detailing around the windows and rustication details along the base of the building exterior create a lively pedestrian experience.

The rich building exterior color palette provides visual interest with clever detailing as the rhythm of windows and metal bays break the massing into a beautiful proportion. The composition and the proportion of the architecture are designed to be complimentary to human scale and, at the same time, create a visual drama and memorable presence in this neighborhood.

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