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As real estate developers who support community and place, Madison Marquette sought to incorporate hospitality and engagement spaces in the design of their new offices in The Wharf of Washington DC.
One of the fastest growing real estate companies in the US, Madison Marquette is a Washington, DC-based investor, developer, and operator of mixed-use projects with offices in thirteen locations across the country. Madison Marquette’s newest project is The Wharf, a three million square foot mixed-use development on Washington, DC’s Southwest Riverfront. The company’s new office is prominently located in The Wharf’s flagship office building, which anchors the west end of the development.
As developers in support of community and place, Madison Marquette wanted to incorporate those same elements into the design of their office with a mix of hospitality and engagement spaces, that expresses their entrepreneurial spirit and the built legacy of their company. After being greeted at the reception area, guests are invited into a welcoming space where they can view the client’s latest projects on a large video screen. And inviting living room, complete with fireplace and access to an outdoor terrace overlooks the historic fish market. A lenticular wall along the corridor is perceived in three different ways and acts as a primary branding element. Photographs of the Wharf rendered in a bokeh effect, which blurs the photo and is more sympathetic to a segmented image.