1200 Seventeenth in Washington, DC—a new 170,000 SF Class-A office building developed by Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America—was planned and designed by ZGF to respond to the city’s growing need for more flexible and efficient working environments. The design takes full advantage of the site’s unique characteristics, which include a highly visible location fronting Rhode Island Avenue NW. The site has a completely unobstructed perimeter on all sides, and offers spectacular views of landmark buildings and urban spaces. The prominent location and site configuration also provide the opportunity for a distinctive architectural statement. It incorporates a historically inspired glazed terra cotta façade juxtaposed against a modern glass tower that visually connects the neighborhoods. The result is a light, dignified, contemporary property with floor-to-ceiling glass that reflects the material palette and texture of the surrounding historic environment. The two-story building lobby has a highly impactful street presence at 17th and M streets. 1200 Seventeenth includes a full complement of office building amenities, including retail, four levels of below-grade parking, a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and two spec suites. Its jewel-box design includes floor-to-ceiling glass and nine-foot finished ceilings, enhancing the overall work environment through abundant daylight. The LEED Platinum® certified building is also the recipient of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Washington, Excellence in Office Development Award.