Text by Sara Johnson
New York–based SHoP Architects is designing a 838,480-square-foot building for 1100 15th Street NW in Washington, D.C., to replace the current headquarters of The Washington Post. The proposed building will house the new headquarters for Fannie Mae, as well as 42,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.
Washington, D.C.–based Carr Properties submitted materials to the city's zoning board on July 27, 2015. Local firm WDG Architecture is the architect of record on the project.
From the filing on July 27: "The design of the proposed addition can be generally described as a U-shaped mass that opens southward onto L Street. Along the north side between the addition and Columbia Center, an existing private drive will remain, however, this area will be improved will higher-quality paving and include a sizable flexible seating area. In addition, a large canopy structure, approximately 3,000 - 4,000 square feet, is proposed over this area which will connect the proposed addition to Columbia Center, thereby making them a single building for purposes of zoning. Along the south side of the addition, the two wings, or towers, of the building will extend toward L Street, separated by a large open courtyard that will provide seating, landscape and other outdoor public amenities."