1200 K Street


1200 K Street (1992)

Prudential Insurance Company
Washington, DC

1200 K Street is designed as a contextual response to related K Street buildings which include the Investment Building, The Tower Building, the Hamilton, and, most directly, the neighboring Franklin School. The building facades also reflect a character which is symbolic of Washington vernacular office buildings. The sculptural and decorative facades provide a maximum of fenestration yet remain substantial and monumental. The design is articulated in a classical five-part scheme of bays and niches that are further divided into base, middle and attic stories topped by a terraced roof-scape.