District Wharf - Phase 2
Parcel 10 At The Wharf Tops Off
DPR recently celebrated the early topping out of the Wharf Phase II Parcel 10 project in Washington, D.C. This high-profile development sits right on the Washington Channel, which runs parallel to the Potomac River. The project is DPR’s first fully ground-up commercial office project in Washington, D.C., a milestone in and of itself.
Parcel 10 will be a Trophy office building consisting of four stories of commercial office space and ground-level retail. The office floors will feature curtainwall facades with extensive terraces and outdoor spaces on the 2nd and 5th floors. The building is targeting LEED® Platinum certification. In September, after almost a year of extensive planning in the preconstruction phase, the team was asked to mobilize sooner than anticipated,” Chris Lillis, DPR Project Executive said. “We made careful schedule and planning adjustments that allowed everyone involved to be fully aligned on day one to start work early when shop drawings were nearly completed which allowed us to undertake the construction process smoothly.”
The project is DPR’s first fully ground-up commercial office project in Washington, D.C., a milestone in and of itself. Ongoing coordination with the owner has been imperative to our success at achieving their vision. Throughout the design process, we proved our ability to think quickly to provide solutions. The team has worked tirelessly to adapt and make changes happen for the owner.
“The Wharf Phase II is one of the highest-profile developments in the D.C. area that occurred during the pandemic, so a lot of eyes were on us," said Lillis. "It’s an honor to work on a project that will become a signature building for this area."
Photo courtesy of Duane Lempke