Washington, DC

SQ50 at 1211 23rd Street NW


The mayor selected EastBanc’s team to lead the West End’s revitalization and redevelopment of the neighborhood’s library, police special operations building, and fire station. The development includes two parcels: Square 50 houses a new fire station, eight squash courts, and affordable housing above, and Square 37 includes condominiums over a new public library and retail space. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for both projects.

The nine-story, 112,000 sq ft building showcases a variety of facade elements. The lower levels feature a combination of metal panels and curtain walls, and the six residential levels are clad in fiber-cement panels with punched windows. SGH consulting on the design of the building enclosure, including below-grade waterproofing, exterior walls, and roofing. Highlights of our work includes the following:

  • Reviewing the proposed design and recommending ways to improve performance and constructability
  • Developing details to integrate the various building enclosure systems
  • Consulting on mockup requirements, including testing and construction
  • Providing construction administration services, including reviewing related submittals, answering contractor requests for information, and observing the as-built enclosure systems to compare with the design intent

Project Summary



Completion Date


Construction Value
New Construction
Building Enclosures
WDG Architecture, PLLC
Specialized Capabilities
Facades & Glazing | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

Jeffrey Kerr
Jeffrey Kerr
Building Technology Division Head, Washington, DC