The quality and detail for which RTKL is known for in their designs is shown masterfully in their 63,000-sf Washington, DC office. Highlighting the architects' space is a reclaimed historic heart pine stair system contrasted by an adjacent two-story interlocking sculptural wall system. The reclaimed wood and the client-purchased lighting package had substantial lead times, but HITT’s due diligence in tracking the items allowed all materials to arrive earlier than expected. The entrance features a span of custom frosted acrylic panels with RTKL’s logo sandblasted into them and backlighted with an innovative energy conserving LED lighting system. One of the challenges of the project was completing the project with very limited resources; close coordination was involved with work in retail shops and a bank below the project floor. Designed to meet the highest sustainable certification, this project reached LEED Platinum certification.
- Achieved LEED Platinum
- IIDA Silver Award