30 September 2020
The Liz at Whitman-Walker Health was honored with the Washingtonian Residential Design Award as presented by the ArchitectureDC Annual Awards program.
Whitman-Walker Health System, a non-profit community health center devoted to the LGBTQ community, and private developer Fivesquares Development partnered to transform two historic DC buildings.
The project includes 60,000 SF of office space across two floors that will house Whitman-Walker’s administrative offices. Goethe-Institute, a non-profit German cultural association, will occupy a floor of the building for office space. The ground floor will be made up of 20,000 SF of retail space and the Whitman-Walker Cultural Center, a space committed to serving the LGBTQ community.
The new development creates long-term funding for Whitman-Walker, allowing the non-profit to offer more services and keep majority ownership of the historic property. The development acts as a central hub for the community, offering outdoor and retail space, and public art.
Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design services for the world-class 166,000 SF mixed-use development including offices, residential, and retail occupancies.