Washington, DC

The Burton


Washington Gateway is a multi-building, multi-phase development in the capital’s NoMA neighborhood. The second and third phases include two buildings that share a below-grade space. On the north end of the site, The Burton at 200 Florida Ave NE is a sixteen-story residential building with 387 apartment units. SGH consulted on building enclosure design for The Burton, which terminates to the north with a sharp point and features a series of staggered setbacks, creating an articulated facade and a series of small roofs.

SGH consulted on the design of the building enclosure, including the below-grade waterproofing, plaza and balcony waterproofing, brick and metal panel-clad exterior wall assemblies, and roofing. Highlights of our work include:

  • Helping select the building enclosure materials and systems
  • Developing details to integrate the various building enclosure systems, including the series of setbacks and soffits, a transparent fly-by curtain wall parapet at the roof line, the rooftop pool, and the below-grade expansion joint.
  • Analyzing the thermal performance of the concrete floor plate at the northeast corner where it extends beyond the facade and forms a series of roofs and soffits
  • Providing construction phase services, including reviewing contractor submittals, evaluating substitution requests, and helping the project team address field conditions

Project Summary



Completion Date


Construction Value
New Construction
Building Enclosures
Soletanche Bachy International
Specialized Capabilities
Building Science | Roofing & Waterproofing

Key team members

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