77H Recognized for Construction, Design, and Community Excellence
WASHINGTON—Situated along the bustling H Street corridor in Washington, D.C., 77H, a 303-unit, LEED Silver-certified apartment community with the District's first urban-format Walmart, has earned sweeping recognition in the real estate and construction industries this awards season. Constructed by Clark Builders Group (CBG), 77H was awarded the Washington Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals of 2013 Community Impact Award, the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) 2014 Gold Nugget Award of Merit in Multifamily Housing, the Washington Building Congress (WBC) 2014 Craftsmanship Award for Unit Masonry, and silver recognition by The Brick Industry Association's 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards.
"The original design intent was to place this large, mixed-use community into the neighborhood and make it seem like it has been there forever," said the judges of the WBC 2014 Craftsmanship Awards. "The mission was accomplished through the design and the craftsmen of the exterior masonry executing to perfection. The brick-type and design detailing were taken in a large part from the adjacent Government Printing Office that is across the street and is omni-present in the neighborhood."
Transformed from gravel parking lot into a striking mixed-use building, 77H affords luxury and convenience to residents and retailers seeking to be an active part of the lively H Street community. The project was designed to connect the existing retail of H Street NE with Chinatown and features an urban-format Walmart with a rooftop mezzanine, leasable ground floor retail space, and two levels of below-grade parking for both shoppers and residents. The award-winning project also features four levels of luxury residential space and boasts high-quality amenities such as an onsite gym, rooftop pool and lounge area, and two internal courtyards.
"The development is located in an area of Washington long underserved by grocery stores and retail," cited The Washington Business Journal. "In the case of 77H, the 75,000-square-foot Walmart is located on the second floor, allowing the ground floor to feature 10,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail that fronts H Street."
Earning both LEED Silver and Enterprise Green Communities Certifications, 77H features recycled building materials and low-VOC caulking and paints. The project was designed around transit-oriented living, and is located within blocks of the Union Station, Gallery Place/Chinatown, and Judiciary Square metro stations.
"It is an honor to be recognized for 77H among a variety of awards presentations this season," said Keith Anderson, president of Clark Builders Group. "From the outset, 77H was a unique, groundbreaking project that was particularly exciting for CBG, and we are proud to have delivered a high-quality community that resonates with both the neighborhood and our real estate and construction peers."
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About Clark Builders Group
Consistently ranked as one of the top multifamily builders in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 60,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.
About the Pacific Coast Builders Conference
PCBC is a community of builders and manufacturers, building scientists and architects, environmental engineers and landscape companies, working together to advance the art and science of community building. Started over 50 years ago as the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, PCBC brings together people creating better communities, imagining and building the places where we love to live. For more information, visit www.pcbc.com.
About The Brick Industry Association
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Since its founding in 1934, the association has been the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction and represents the industry in all model building code forums and national standards committees. For more information, visit www.gobrick.com.
About the Washington Building Congress
The Washington Building Congress is a non-political association representing a diverse cross section of members spanning the building industry, including property owners and managers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, realtors, architects, engineers, government officials, public utilities, accountants, manufacturer's representatives, bankers, lawyers, bonding agents, labor unions, trade associations, and consultants. For more information, visit www.wbcnet.org.