Summit Grand Parc

Washington, DC, USA


MJTX retained the entire landmark building to develop 105 luxurious apartment homes in downtown Washington, DC. The upper levels of the building are dedicated exclusively to residential use with through-building connections to the apartment units in the new tower to the west. The building systems for both structures are located in the new construction thus minimizing the impact of new construction on the historic fabric of the landmark. New fire and life safety systems serve both components, upgrading and enhancing the living environment of the residents in the building. All existing electrical and mechanical systems were replaced and new sprinklers systems installed. The facility is served by a parking structure virtually unique to the United States – a German-designed parking machine is in an underground, fully automated vault accommodating almost 100 cars.

Upon completion, the new residences were among the first residential units to be constructed in downtown Washington in decades, heralding a new era of living in the city. The design and development process involved bringing parties together to understand an existing structure on many levels so as to plan an adaptive re-use of a very challenging property to a very appropriate purpose.

Other amenities to this modern apartment residence include 24-hour concierge service, valet dry cleaning, daily continental breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and an executive business center, enhancing the complex to meet and surpass the standards of a five-star resort.


Owner: Camden Summit Inc c/o Adrienne Teleki

Completion: 2001

Size: 200,000SF

Cost: $17M

Awards: Washington, DC Mayor’s Award Building Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation