Investigate, deconstruct, problem-solve, collaborate. Those were key components of DPR’s approach to repositioning and transforming a 30-plus-year-old, 13-story, 200,000-sq.-ft. building in Washington, D.C. into a Class A commercial office building for Pembroke Real Estate, Inc.
The repositioning and refresh of 1801 Penn Ave. included a high-end lobby renovation and new elevator cab interiors, management office, restrooms, and roof amenity space. In addition, replacement of the exterior skin and selective re-glazing and window enlargement delivered an updated exterior look for the 1980s structure. The goal: turn an aging, dated facility into desirable office space that would attract marquee tenants, all while keeping the owner’s budget and constructability issues at the forefront.