AIA DC Award 2020

Selldorf Architects, July 30, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Liz, our 14th Street Corridor mixed-use project, has won a 2020 AIA|DC Washingtonian Residential Design Award for Multifamily Housing. 

With Executive Architects CORE architecture + design, Future Green Studio and Fivesquares Development, the new 7-story building helps the non-profit Whitman-Walker Health System create sustained growth to serve more people while remaining in the community by leveraging their real estate. Whitman-Walker has a long history of supporting Washington’s LGBTQ residents, thanks in part to a generous gift made by HIV activist and actress Elizabeth Taylor. 

Transforming and elevating the 14th Street Corridor, two historic buildings on site were preserved and renovated and 150,000 sf of new construction added for retail, community, office and residential space. Shops and The Corner, a cultural center, are located on the ground floor; Whitman-Walker’s offices are on the second; and the Goethe-Institut is on the third. Floors four to seven are occupied by rental apartments, featuring studios, one and two-bedrooms with affordable Inclusionary Zoning units throughout. Liz has extensive greenspace, including green roofs and public parks at street level. The name and design of this project honor the legacy and memory of a place that gave hope and care to generations with color, spirit and a sense of community. 

Read more about the project on our website here and in the New York Times here. Photograph above by David Madison Photography.