As reported in the past, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) has arranged a deal to purchase property from Douglas Development in the Mount Vernon Triangle to build a new headquarters office building. The parcel is on Square 451 and is bounded by 7th Street NW to the west, New York Ave NW to the north, K Street NW to the south while the east boundary is an alley. Several historically protected properties spread out along the K Street segment will be relocated to a cluster on K Street near the alley.
Until now we did not have renderings to display what AAMC has planned. Lydia DePillis of the City Paper tracked down four renderings from Shalom Baranes architectural firm. I’m displaying two below and encourage you to visit her link for the other two.
None of the renderings, even the extras in the City Paper post, show the incorporation of the historic properties. Overall this is a more interesting design than I expected from a non-profit entity. The facade treatment on the lower 3 stories of the structure has the potential to be good for restaurants and retail provided they don’t sign a tenant like Buddha Bar which would just permanently curtain over the windows and create a blank wall.
Hat Tip: Jay