Awards of Excellence 2018
Hickok Cole
F1RST Residences Rooftop

F1RST Residences Rooftop
Award of Merit
Best Amenity Space

Project Team

Grosvenor and McCaffery Interests Inc- (Developers)
Grosvenor and Clark Enterprises- (Owners)
Hickok Cole - (Architect / Interior Designer)
Clark Construction Group, LLC - (General Contractor)
Ehlert Bryan, Inc. - (Structural Engineer)
Hoffman Borowski and Associates - (MEP Engineer)
Bohler Engineering - (Civil Engineer)
Oculus - (Landscape)
CM Kling & Associates - (Lighting)

Executive Summary

F1RST offers its residents a unique living experience that embraces the building’s proximity to Nationals Park and offers an expansive amenities package to complement the development’s upscale urban vibe.

While many new buildings offer rooftop pools, F1RST’s roof features a year-round heated pool and hot tub for residents to enjoy in any season. The space is equipped with multiple grills, a dining area, cabanas, and lounge areas that allow residents to relax and unwind while enjoying expansive views of the surrounding monuments, river, and ballpark.

The amenity package also includes spaces targeted towards F1RST’s four-legged residents, offering a dog park equipped with a grass-covered play area. Plants and greenery are incorporated throughout and residents are invited to contribute to a communal greens and herbs garden—bringing nature to the urban environment and contributing to the building’s sense of community.

Taking full advantage of the building’s location, the rooftop was designed to serve as the ultimate viewing deck for Nats fans. A large flatscreen television pairs with stadium-style seating overlooking home plate to give residents a multi-dimensional viewing experience. Since opening, F1RST has leveraged the rooftop’s visibility to become a part of the overall game experience for residents and ballpark fans alike—hanging clever banners from the roof that garner media coverage and have become a favorite for many fans. This interaction with the baseball community, supported by the building and rooftop’s design, has transitioned F1RST into a unique and active member of the Nats fan base.

F1RST Residences Rooftop


Signature Sponsor:
Clark Construction Company

Platinum Sponsors:
Brandywine Realty Trust  |   Glass Jacobson  |   The Tower Companies  |   Trammell Crow Company  |   Whiting-Turner

Gold Sponsors:
Akridge  |   Altus Group  |   The Bernstein Companies  |   Bohler Engineering  |   Brookfield  |   CBRE  |   The Chevy Chase Land Company  |   Chicago Title Insurance Company  |   Coakley Williams Construction  |   Cooper Carry  |   Danak  |   EDG2  |   Grosvenor  |   Grunley  |   JBG Smith  |   LCOR  |   Linowes & Blocher LLP  |   MetLife  |   National Building Museum  |   Penzance  |   Powers Brown Architecture  |   RCM&D  |   The RMR Group  |   Ruppert Properties  |   Transwestern  |   US Bank  |   Washington Gas  |   Washington Property Company

Silver Sponsors:
B.F. Saul Company  |   Boston Properties  |   City of Bowie  |   CohnReznick  |   Cushman & Wakefield  |   Dewberry  |   EDGE Commercial Real Estate  |   Jackson-Shaw  |   Lerch Early & Brewer  |   Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, PA  |   PNC Real Estate  |   Rodgers Consulting  |   Therrien Waddell  |   VIKA Companies, LLC  |   WDG

Bronze Sponsors:
Apex Companies, LLC  |   DAVIS Construction  |   DBI Architects  |   ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC  |   Fidelity National Title - National Commercial Services  |   Forrester Construction  |   Guardian Realty Management, Inc.  |   RSM US LLP  |   Tyler Duncan Realty Partners  |   University of Maryland / Colvin Institute  |   Wilkes Artis, Chartered