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December 17, 2021

The December LIAGW meeting will feature a presentation about the DC Water HQ building, the site of our Investiture and Awards Ceremony.  The meeting will be hybrid.  Members can choose to attend in person at Clyde’s or watch the Zoom presentation.  At Clyde’s, doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; online, the presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m.  Please register at the link below for either method of attendance.

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Program Description:

The DC Water headquarters is a 150,000 gsf office building built above and encapsulating an operating sewage/storm pump station sited on the bank of the Anacostia River. Together, the building and site incorporate state-of-the-art sustainable and resilient design strategies that result in a dynamic workplace. The bold, innovative statement reflects the agency’s environmental stewardship. The building’s sinuous form and layered skin are carefully shaped by the opportunities and constraints of the site and also informed by computational analytics. The building’s north side features punched windows in green cladding recalling the historic use of copper in water transmission. The south façade glass curtainwall accommodates views and daylighting. Stepped-in areas create shading and a second layer of tinted glass in specific areas reduces heat loads and glare as determined by computational modeling. An innovative sewage heat recovery system heats and cools the building by utilizing waste pumped through the facility below, making it one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the region. The campus landscape and site design express the flow of water that is captured by a cistern to be used for toilet flushing and irrigation.

Speaker Bio:

Sven Shockey, Design Director at SmithGroup, leads the planning and design of a variety of projects including large-scale mixed-use development master plans, office buildings, educational and laboratory facilities, institutional projects, and numerous interior fit-outs across the United States.  Sven approaches each project with a sensitivity to the site, an unlocking of untapped site features paired with architectural interventions that revitalize and define a renewed sense of place. Working with a wide palette of tools including parametric analysis, sustainability strategy, and formal experimentation, Sven takes a fresh approach, yet one that is meaningfully connected and intertwined with each particular site and context. His design leadership has resulted in numerous awards in architecture, historic preservation, sustainability, and planning.




NOVEMBER 19TH, 2021 – 12 NOON

At this meeting, LAIGW members will be privileged to hear from Adam Gooch, Project Manager at Akridge, about the new mixed-use project being developed at Buzzards Point.  The Stacks is a transformative 6+ acre development that encompasses two city blocks bounded by V Street, T Street, First and Second Streets SW. The two-million-square-foot, mixed-use development will redefine residential living on DC’s Southwest Waterfront. It will create a neighborhood with lively but approachable street life that feels altogether different. Inspired by some of the District’s most storied neighborhoods, The Stacks will stand out along the waterfront as a more livable, pleasant, and walkable neighborhood designed to suit modern living tastes and preferences. The Stacks will offer panoramic views overlooking the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, National Airport, and Virginia. It will also include an urban park, landscaped plazas, unique art programs, and pop-up exhibits that invite visitors to linger and return.   To learn more about The Stacks, click here.  A link to Adam Gooch’s bio is available here.


The Board of Directors has decided to hold this event as a hybrid meeting – you may choose to attend lunch at Clyde’s of Gallery Place or via Zoom to view this presentation.  We are limiting the number of guests at Clyde’s to insure that proper social distancing can be maintained.  Please do not register to attend in person unless you are fully vaccinated.  If you are planning to attend in person, the cost of lunch is included in your membership. You may register a guest for a $50 fee. Please register for either option by clicking on this link.

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