04 ABOUT YOU
08 AGORA AT THE COLLECTIVE
18 CONNECTED ENVIRONMENTS
22 4000 WISCONSIN
28 DESIGN TRENDS
33 CONNECT WITH US SK+I Interiors
YOU... What makes us unique as a firm is you, our client. SK+I is all about you!
OUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
VISIONARY | COLLABORATIVE | INTEGRATED Our interiors and architecture teams collaborate for seamless design processes that create connected places and offer integrated projects. In the rapidly changing age of technology, we design dynamic environments that are scalable and market relevant, for today’s and tomorrow’s clients. As boundaries between functions and sectors blur, we lead the trend in designing blended environments that are responsive to market shifts. SK+I takes great pride in working closely with its clients, understanding their needs, and translating these into goals that result in a successful project that enhances the community as a whole. Our leadership has established a studio that reinterprets the ways we work and live in the built environment.
WE DESIGN UNIQUE SPACES THAT TELL MEMORABLE STORIES We work as a creative team, where each member of the firm brings a unique set of experiences, skills, and passions to the design process. Additionally, we value consultants and jurisdictional officials as key team members and involve them in all aspects of the design process. SK+I is a collaborative design studio that injects each project with creativity and focused inspiration to produce exceptional works of architecture. We listen and respond by bringing vision to client ideas. SK+I strives to exceed every expectation and anticipate every challenge. Our clients are our partners and we work as a team to create built environments that enhance urban communities and maintain market expectations. Our innovative approach, boundless curiosity, and passion for what we do infuses each of our projects and propels us into the future.
We recognize that you have a vision and goals that are unique and part of your brand. You have project aspirations and challenges, on a personal and corporate level, as a leader and as a decision maker. Whether your project is a large, multi-family, mixed-use development, or a vintage and jewellike retail parlor, your story is like no other. And so, we deeply listen to your story and collaborate with you to create a successful project. Working together with you makes our designs an exciting journey, each and every time. At SK+I, we understand that you have a complex set of decisions to make, often in a shifting environment responsive to a number of conflicting and disparate variables. As designers, we empathize, and step up as integral part of your lead team to deliver exceptional design solutions while striving for effortless grace and a fluid process. We bring to you our team here at SK+I, a studio filled with creative talent that is fiercely passionate about design and craftsmanship, and focused on developing ideas and solutions that for your brand. Ever present, SK+I’s leadership gently guides and promotes the studio’s growth making SK+I a wonderful place to foster innovative and exciting ideas that find expression in your story.
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Our studio works as a creative team where each member of the firm brings a unique set of experiences, talents and passions to the design process.
ARCHITECTS DESIGNERS An exemplary practice of architects from nearly 20 countries, + PLANNERS representing more than 30 cities worldwide.
We believe sustainable design is an essential part to the success of every project we design, deliver, and build.
CREATIVE + INNOVATIVE An innovative approach, boundless curiosity, and passion for what we do infuses each of our projects and propels us into the future.
FIERCELY PASSIONATE ABOUT DESIGN + CRAFTSMANSHIP SK+I Interiors
1111 BELLE PRE 1111 BELLE PRE WAY ALEXANDRIA, VA
Designed on the site of the historic Belle Pre Bottle Factory, the Belle Pre apartments offer access to the city’s walk-friendly neighborhood. Our design concept brought in elements of the city and its history with a modern retro flair. The colors and textures are tech-inspired, playful, and create a unique array of surprised encounters throughout the space. We interwove a series of amenity spaces and common areas—an expansive rooftop terrace, gaming lounge, and several fitness and wellness areas—to create an atmosphere of resort-style living.
Client: Equity Residential Program: 278,000 SF Residential 9,900 SF Retail 360 Apartments Services: Architecture Interior Design
Project Title Client: WC Smith Program: 300,000 SF Residential 45,600 SF Retail 336 Apartments Services: Architecture Interior Design 8
AGORA AT THE COLLECTIVE 800 NEW JERSEY AVENUE, SE WASHINGTON, DC
The interiors concept for the Agora introduces a contemporary residential feel that brings inside the new vibrant street life of Southeast, DCâ€”a formerly, heavily commercial area. The mixed-use project accommodates 336 residential units and 35,000 SF of grocery retail. Amenitiesâ€™ suite consist of an exciting and interconnected series of spaces infused with colors and rich textures along multiple floors, including a fitness center, club room, outdoor pool deck, rooftop deck, and an inner luscious courtyards.
AGORA AT THE COLLECTIVE
Diagram of Connected Amenity Spaces
A Contropossto approach to designing spaces and shaping experiences WC Smith has been involved in repositioning Navy Yard and Washington DC’s booming waterfront initiatives. Agora, which is part of The Collective, one of WC Smith’s significant development projects, is a prime example of a transit-oriented development that leverages a network of multi-modal transportation, pedestrian access to the site, and creates a highly connected community in the southwest quadrant of the city.
Our “porous” interior concept allows for a comfortable and connected urban flow to continue from the neighborhood experience to the lobby and common, shared environments, and ultimately, to the individual units. This all happens while maintaining a sense of relatedness to the local flavor and ambiance. The design concept further blends contemporary architecture with chic, minimalistic interior finishes that elevate the senses. We carefully crafted the selection of finishes and objects, and curated an exceptional portfolio of original paintings that created both drama and repose.
We subtly sculpted and choreographed our spaces with light that engendered an emotional connection. By using strategically employing materials, technology, and light— quartz and granite counter tops, net lighting, providing connections for a ceiling fan or light kit in the bedrooms, and wood laminate flooring—we’ve designed and styled the Agora in a contrapposto balance between a crisp, minimalist palate in the private residences and a bold, lush playfulness in the amenity spaces that show a decidedly urban character.
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1240 4TH STREET, NE WASHINGTON, DC The Edison is a benchmark design for the Union Market redevelopment initiative. The Edison is located in a formerly underserved, but rapidly developing, neighborhood in Washington, DC. Therefore, our design approach focused on creating fresh and lively spaces, providing a community hub with a designated space for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) to meet, and integrating the building in the fabric of the community. With extensive ground floor retail, including a Trader Joeâ€™s market, the lobby and interior spaces extend the urban streetscape of the NoMa neighborhood to the other side of the train and Metro track underpass. The slotted wood design of the reception desk subdivides the space without completely segregating them. The lobby acts as a gathering space with group seating and centrally-located mailboxes equipped with smart screens that feature upthe-minute transportation schedules and weather information. The design keeps the massing concept of a solid background with three protruding forms for each street with frontage and handles the detailing through a tectonic language.
Client: Edens / LCOR Program: 190,000 SF Residential 206 Apartments 27,400 SF Retail Services: Architecture Interior Design SK+I Interiors
Program: 10,000 SF office Services: Interior Design Workplace Planning
4600 EAST-WEST OFFICE 4600 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY BETHESDA, MD
When you enter the lobby of this office, you are offered a strong graphic concept, accented with primary colors and objects, like a Piet Mondrian sketch. First impressions are powerful branding tools. This award-winning workspace design utilizes an open floorplan concept that allows for effortless flow between program elements and encourages interaction and collaboration. We maximized access to daylighting throughout the spaces and balanced the lighting concept with tunable LED lighting to create the perfect color rendition for tasks.
CAMDEN NOMA II
Client: Camden Living Program: Lobby Amenity Spaces Corridors Model Unit Services: Interior Design
61 PIERCE ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002 Camden NoMa II brings a brilliant splash of color and flavor to the second phase of the Camden housing development. At once, this is an up-tick to luxury living in posh district of Washington DC. The common and public spaces are beautifully accented with unique art pieces from local artists. Our design integrated an edgy flavor of resort colors, custom lighting design, and hand-selected artwork into an integrated symphony of design that delights both senses of sight and sound. Of special note, the privacy glass of the conference room is etched with a custom, Japanese print evocative of the colors of the cherry blossom that greet the District every spring.
BLENDED We interact with our built environment along different experiential modalities, ranging from ergonomic and physical to emotional responses, as well as social and cultural identities—and even deeper still—neural and cognitive relationships with our surroundings. This range of user responses to interiors spaces is applicable whether we are at home, office, or at play.
Considering this common thread of creating unique user experiences, a new wave of integrative Design Thinking that addresses this core set of human needs is gaining traction in today’s creative industries. In fact, it is rapidly defining the design language and processes across major markets. We see this trend popping up in multiple sectors including hospitality, retail, corporate, and mixed-use residential.
A blended design strategy delivering blended real estate solutions is not only the hottest concept right off the drawing tables, but it’s a dynamic and scalable solution for design consumers and clients. One of the primary reasons blended, or integrated design, works well across many industries is because it addresses a fundamental requirement of the human element—particularly in the Age of AI: a need for authentic connection.
CONNECTED One key driver shaping interior design trends is a deep need for meaningful relationships. Immersed in truncated twitter feeds and an unending barrage of media, individuals and even communities are increasingly isolated and are naturally gravitating toward authentic and meaningful interaction. They are actively seeking emotional connections with their world. Several factors are shaping and transforming the market, among which three stand out: the algorithmic pace of smart technology and AI, Millennials and their unique worldview, and the coming of age of Generation Z as inheritors of current market decisions. Collectively, these design and brand influencers are defining expectations of how and what our design services should provide in both tangible and intangible aspects. The blend of live-work-play or “resi-mercial” has essentially introduced entirely new products and sectors to the market. This trend has changed everything, as our built environments now intrinsically include building relationships and creating connected environments.
FLOW Regardless of the market sector, design processes that create and deliver spaces centered around human experience provide a tremendous value to the client and consumer. This is especially relevant as we create experientially-based brands and stories that illustrate the user’s connection to the space, from the approach to the building, to the transport and mobility interface to the outside/inside blend of lobby, and ultimately to the apartment, hotel room or private/shared office experience. This happens all while carrying personal IPs along the promenad and, finally, integrating this journey to online experience. Designing connected flow through these seemingly disparate platforms— while it can be an exciting challenge for the design team—the frequency of this requested solution is increasing for users at the intersection of technology and humanity. -Iliad Terra SK+I
CENTRAL 8455 FENTON STREET SILVER SPRING, MD Central is the redevelopment of The First Baptist Church of Silver Spring into a mixed-use community and a new, modernized facility for the church, which is renamed the Federated Baptist Churches of Silver Spring. The program will include space for three different congregations: the current First Baptist congregation, a Spanish-speaking church, and Haitian congregation. At the groundbreaking, a time capsule that was placed in the churchâ€™s cornerstone during construction in 1950, was opened and contained old newspaper articles, movie tickets and restaurant menus. A new time capsule was filled with similar items of today including a selfie stick, and buried on the property at 8415 Fenton Street.
Client: Grovsvenor Americas Program: 231,000 SF Residential 16,000 SF Retail 243 Apartments Services: Interior Design
4000 WISCONSIN AVE WASHINGTON, DC
4000 Wisconsin Ave is an upcoming project by Donohoe Development, projected to bring 720 contemporary larger apartments units to the Tenleytown market. We envision a thriving blend of community spaces and activated street-level retail that will make the project a community destination. We will retain the vernacular flavor of Tenleytownâ€™s history with warm brick, wood textures, and extensive use of natural materials to create a exciting hometown sense of comfort and familiarity; yet infused with the latest technology and Smart Concepts.
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CONNECTED SENSE OF PLACE Repairing the Tear in Tenleytown’s Urban Fabric Donohoe Development’s repurposing of 4000 Wisconsin Avenue an exciting and ambitious mixed-use project that will activate and redefine an important node in Tenleytown. The current monolithic structure has been a disappointment and acted as a rather divisive presence in the neighborhood, therefore, it was a matter of time for a connecting and “healing” sense of place to be reestablished in this part of city. Transformation of a dysfunctional 24
structure and creating a sense of connected place is an overarching theme throughout the architectural and interiors design strategy for 4000 Wisconsin Ave. Tapping back into Tenleytown’s rich history and community fabric, we designed an interwoven series of spaces that are accessible at the sidewalk that are both iconic and welcoming entrances that lead to a network of courtyards and amenity spaces. In fact, the success of 4000 Wisconsin Ave is due in part to the manner in
which the architectural and interiors solutions have repaired a tear in the urban fabric of Tenleytown and reconnected it to the neighborhood. This is done through tangible and intangible touches as we retell the local story through urban planning concepts, views, and ease of access. Additionally, through the use of materials, graphics, and symbolic icons that recall the area’s history, we have connected memories of the past to evoke an authentic sense of place.
AMENITIES RETAIL LOBBY COMMUTER + RETAIL LOBBY LOBBY SOUTH LOBBY
Client: Donohoe Program: 700,000 SF Residential 126,000 SF Retail 710 Apartments Services: Architecture Interior Design
BASKETBALL COURT + GOLF SIMULATOR
Diagram of Connected Amenity Spaces
525 WATER AT THE WHARF
Client: PN Hoffman Program: 105,000 SF Residential 108 Condominiums Services: Architecture Interior Design
525 WATER STREET, SW WASHINGTON, DC 525 Water brings a contemporary design flair that is part of the Southwest waterfront that is currently being developed by PN Hoffman. Each building on The Wharf has a unique and distinct concept, and 525 Water certainly creates a signature impression with its adaptation of mid century modern local vernacular into a modern light-colored brick and metal panel design, and warm interior colors. We used reclaimed wood and nautical themes to tie in the interiors spaces to the riverfront and local community park, and accented the lobby with an imported water themed ceramic tile, stitching the outside theme of the to The Wharf and marina and the history of the Washington Channel.
ILIAD TERRA SK+I DIRECTOR OF INTERIORS
CREATING AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES There’s growing importance for locally-sourced materials. This doesn’t just apply to food and retail, but also includes art, décor, and the overall design of exterior and interior environments. Developers are moving away from the generic and shifting towards creating authentic experiences. This is especially true for the hospitality sector, but also holds equal weight for retail and residential spaces. Users expect to fully experience the local flavor of a community and not just the amenities of their private spaces and units.
Patrons and customers have a multitude of options for where they live, work, and play. The authentic uniqueness and differentiation of a property is increasingly important to create a more personalized experience for user. Clients are paying a lot more attention to the demographic they’d like to attract and the tools to get them there. Even long-standing brands and chains with highly prototyped models are looking to inject more of a “boutique” character to their offering. This holds true for workplace design as well, as multinational firms are responding to regional and localized brand flavors.
COLORS & PATTERNS While sophisticated minimalism still excites the senses, we see a strong pendulum swing for bold maximalism!
BIOPHILIC DESIGN This emerging trend embraces the connection between humans and their natural world and built environments as conduits of well-being.
SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is at the center of much we do and it’s increasingly shaping our identities. People want to see, and be seen, in this space as much as traditional brick and mortar spaces. Integrating the two worlds holds exciting new possibilities for design.
A SENSE OF PLACE There is a growing demand for locally-sourced design. As we spend more time in virtual worlds, the local and authentic flavor is once again becoming the sense of place and home we are seeking.
LEAD CULTURAL TRENDS
PROVIDE A SENSE OF PLACE
INFLUENCE QUALITY OF LIFE
WASHINGTON DC FLORIDA BOSTON NORTH CAROLINA ILLINOIS VIRGINIA MARYLAND CARIBBEAN GEORGIA
MIXED-USE SENIOR LIVING STUDENT HOUSING MULTIFAMILY RESTAURANTS HOSPITALITY WORKLACE CORPORATE RETAIL RESORT RENOVATION
FOSTER EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS
ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN PLANNING FEASIBILITY STUDIES DUE DILIGENCE GREEN BUILDING SERVICES SMART SPACES DESIGN CRITIQUE PROGRAM ANALYSIS SITE ANALYSIS BRAND DESIGN DESIGN STRATEGY BIOPHILIC DESIGN REAL ESTATE SUPPORT INVESTMENT SUPPORT
lLIAD TERRA PROJECTS
2800 EISENHOWER ALEXANDRIA, VA
Iliad worked closely with Bob Schofield and the Akridge and Cushman and Wakefield teams to create an elegant and minimalist museum concept, delivered within a tight budgetary and time constraint. The dark dreary and obsolete circa 80â€™s lobby was transformed into a light-filled space clad in imported Spanish tiles and slender tunable LEDs that set the perfect color balance between the backlit onyx reception bar and an specially designed aerial view of Washington rendered in preserved moss art piece.
AL ARABIYA SAUDI ARABIA
Al Arabiya is a top tier luxury resort designed for private equity clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project is located in the northern areas of Riyadh, amid a beautiful windswept desert and canyon landscape. Arabic culture and motifs were utilized as strong influences in our design decisions, which impacted both aesthetic and programmatic aspects of the project. We listened deeply and created a space inspired by Arabian calligraphy and the flight of the falcon over the desert kingdom.
DUPONT FABROS TECHNOLOGIES WASHINGTON, DC
Located in Washington, DC, the new Headquarters of DuPont Fabros Technologies. The design of the 20,000 SF lobby was inspired using their logo color and form as architectural features. Additional services included interiors, architectural design, space planning, graphic design, and branding.
CAMDEN SHADY GROVE ROCKVILLE, MD
The Camden Shady Grove project is designed to enhance and reinforce the Great Seneca Science Corridor master plan and accentuate the proposed urban fabric of the Life Sciences Center North Section. This residential building strategically occupies a whole block and addresses all four sides of the site with a strong urban edge. The innovative massing strategy combined with the astute use of different materials and the articulation of the building faĂ§ade and varied heights will contribute to the special character of the Life Sciences Center North Section and will serve as a landmark to help identify the development. 30
CONSTITUTION SQUARE WASHINGTON, DC
The project introduces a residential feel and vibrant street life to a formerly industrial and commercial area of the city. The project includes 440 residential units and 52,000 SF of retail. The incorporation of a ground floor grocery left minimal space for a typical ground floor entry. This drove the introduction of a grand stair to draw visitors and residents to a unique open second floor lobby and amenity space. Residential unit types new to the area and the inclusion of unique amenity spaces create a sense of place and brought a new demographic to an under-utilized area of Washington.
POST CARLYLE SQUARE ALEXANDRIA, VA
Post Carlyle Square is within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria. Post Carlyle Square offers its residents beautiful courtyards for relaxation and rooftop terraces for enjoying sunset views of Old Town. The challenge was to design a complex that would create a street line. The solution was to construct an intimate building which both envelopes the common courtyard as well as providing edges that define a city block. The project humanizes a previously impersonal suburban way of life. Units now open to the street, allowing residents to walk up to their homes. for interaction while maintaining privacy.
WEST SQUARE BOSTON, MA
The West Square project is designed to reinforce and enhance the existing urban fabric and to accentuate the public space while addressing the length of the block on West First and West Second Streets. The main lobby, and the residential amenities, are located on D Street allowing for a more public, transparent façade reminiscent of retail storefronts. The lobbies are very transparent and attempt to give a glimpse into the interior courtyards from the sidewalk.
THE RIXEY ARLINGTON, VA
Part of the Marymount University “Blue Goose” redevelopment, 1008 N. Glebe was also approved on January 25, 2014 and is scheduled to commence construction in 2015. This project is controlled by the Shooshan Company via a ground-lease with Marymount University, providing over 260 apartments in a mixed-use environment with Marymount’s new campus, a great location for the entire market, especially for Marymount undergraduate and graduate students. SK+I Interiors
2800 Eisenhower Avenue â€“ custom designed artwork, depicted in preserved green moss, featuring aerial map of Washington, DC and project site in South Alexandria, VA. Specimens of moss and leaves were selected to describe textures of neighborhoods along the Potomac River.Addtional services include interior architecture, renovation and repositioning, spec office and amenity suite design, art selection, and graphic design.
SELECTED AWARDS 2018 •
Modera Mosaic - ULI Trends Awards Excellence in Mixed-Use Development
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Foundry Lofts - AIA NOVA Juror’s Citation Lot 31 - ULI DC Trends Award for Best Mixed-Use Development The Apollo - Delta Associates Award for Excellence (Best Mid-Rise Apartment) Camden NoMa II Interiors - Delta Assoc. Award for Excellence (Best Lease Up Pace)
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Lot 31 - ULI Washington Award for Best Mixed Use Community Modera Mosaic - Pillars of the Industry Award Sheridan Station - ULI Global Awards of Excellence Fenwick - USGBC NCR Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building 525 Water at the Wharf - Delta Associates Award for Excellence The Parker - Aurora Award of Merit for Multifamily Housing
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SKI Bethesda Office - AIA Award for Interior Architecture Fenwick - NAIOP MD/DC Award of Merit for Best Multifamily Maryland Suburban
Post Carlyle Square: Block L + O - MBIA Great American Living Award for Best Architecture and Design
2013 • •
Foundry Lofts - AIA NoVa Juror’s Citation Sheridan Station - USGBC NCR Project of the Year
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