SHoP, ODA, Adjmi: The Eleven Architects That Will Design Phase Two of The Wharf

by Mark Wellborn

SHoP, ODA, Adjmi: The Eleven Architects That Will Design Phase Two of The Wharf: Figure 1
The Wharf

The architects and designers announced today for Phase 2 of The Wharf include some high profile firms.

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront named eleven firms that will design the next phase of the $2 billion, mile-long development along DC’s Southwest waterfront. The second phase will include office, residential and retail space, as well as a new marina and park space.

Some of the firms chosen include SHoP Architects and WDG Architecture, which will design the two office buildings planned for Parcels 6 and 7; ODA, which will design the new apartment building planned for Parcel 8; Rafael Viñoly Architects, which will design the condominium project planned for Parcel 9; and Morris Adjmi Architects, which will design the office building at Parcel 10.

The architecture and design firms that will design other aspects of the development include STUDIOS Architecture, Hollwich Kushner, S9 Architecture, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, and Wolf|Josey: Public Space Design. Perkins Eastman is the master planner and master architect of The Wharf.

SHoP, ODA, Adjmi: The Eleven Architects That Will Design Phase Two of The Wharf: Figure 2
A rendering of the new Fannie Mae headquarters.

SHoP Architects was recognized by Fast Company as the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World”, and is currently designing the new Uber headquarters in San Francisco as well as the Fannie Mae headquarters in downtown DC. ODA helped with the design of the interiors at JBG’s West Half project and is known for its imaginative design for new residential projects around the country. The work of Rafael Viñoly Architects includes 432 Park Avenue, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

SHoP, ODA, Adjmi: The Eleven Architects That Will Design Phase Two of The Wharf: Figure 3
432 Park Avenue

“As with everything connected to The Wharf, the architectural design team chosen for Phase 2 reflects our ongoing efforts to achieve excellence while creating a dynamic, authentic, and compelling community,” said Peter Cole, Managing Director of Madison Marquette.

With Phase 1 of the Wharf scheduled to open this October, work on Phase 2 will likely start in mid-2018, with a completion date of 2021.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/shop_oda_adjmi_eleven_architects_announced_for_phase_two_of_the_wharf/12105


  1. Brett said at 7:22 pm on Tuesday January 31, 2017:
    I guess these days setting a "high bar" equates to building bland boxes.
  1. rjmarvel said at 7:41 pm on Tuesday January 31, 2017:
    Perkins Eastman, the master architect for all of the site (phase 1 and phase 2) is notably missing from this article. http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/01/31/the-wharf-developers-assemble-high-profile-design.html
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 7:44 pm on Tuesday January 31, 2017:
    rjmarvel, Thanks for the note. We have added in a reference to Perkins Eastman.
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes said at 2:26 pm on Wednesday February 1, 2017:
    "Bland boxes" are the best. Architecturally distinctive buildings are often terrible in practice. DC doesn't need more Beijing, it needs more Paris.
  1. Mary said at 7:14 pm on Monday February 6, 2017:
    Interesting to hear designers named for parcel 6 and 7 already. I'd read that they would start parcels 8-10 first and do 6-7 later and depending on market conditions. Guess the market conditions look good, if they're naming architects!

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