RTKL has been honored with three awards from the Washington, DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The awards recognize design excellence in architecture, interior architecture, historic resources and sustainability. RTKL’s awards include the Excellence in Historic Resources Award for the firm’s design of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, as well as a Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design and a Presidential Citation for Urban Design:
Excellence in Historic Resources Award: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC
Inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted’s 19th century landscape plan, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center design provides a major new entry to the Capitol while maintaining, and in some cases restoring, the original park-like plan. The 58,000-SF facility houses a grand entrance foyer, an orientation theater, meeting rooms and administrative spaces, a gift shop, a cafeteria and a museum. The new design for the Visitor Center carefully preserves and enhances an atmosphere of free public access to more than three million visitors annually.
Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design: 1225 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC
RTKL was commissioned to conduct a full LEED platinum renovation for an existing eight-story, 239,000-SF office building, which included replacing the existing façade, reconfiguring the core and redesigning the lobby. The design repositions 1225 Connecticut into a modern, sustainable, and commercially viable development.
Presidential Citation for Urban Design: 1724 California Avenue, Washington, DC
Located along the main corridor leading into Adams Morgan, one of Washington, DC's most desirable neighborhoods, RTKL’s renovation of this 22,000-SF, two-story office building radically transforms an abandoned building from an introverted, single-tenant space into a vibrant, pedestrian-infused, multi-tenant retail destination, giving new life to this prominent corner.
“The AIA Awards are among the most respected achievements in our profession,” said Karl Stumpf AIA, senior vice president at RTKL. “We are honored to be recognized by our peers for our work and contributions to the Washington, DC architecture and design community.”
RTKL  is a worldwide architecture, engineering, planning and creative services organization. Part of the ARCADIS global network since 2007, RTKL specializes in providing its multi-disciplinary services across the full development cycle to create places of distinction and designs of lasting value. RTKL works with commercial, workplace, public and healthcare clients on projects around the globe.
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