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.