Washington, D.C.

1801 K Street (NW) Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Washington, D.C. Completion: 2009. Brief: $72 million makeover of 1971 building brings a classically modern look to the central business district.

Half Street (SE)Architects: Davis Carter Scott, McLean, Va.; Shalom Baranes Associates, Washington; Gensler Studio 585, Washington. Completion: TBD. Brief: 1.5-million-s.f. mixed-use development by Nationals Park stadium has one building under way; six other buildings delayed because of recession.

U.S. Institute of Peace (NW)Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates, Somerville, Mass. Completion: 2011. Brief: $186 million headquarters, located on the National Mall.

Marriott Marquis (NW) Architects: tvsdesign and Cooper Carry, Atlanta. Completion: 2012. Brief: $350 million public/private hotel and retail project, once postponed for financial reasons, now on hold pending a lawsuit.

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