Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Midtown Center is a 14-story mixed-use office, dining, and retail complex arranged around a large new public plaza.

The building works to integrate with its environment—and honor local architectural traditions—through a unique glass-and-copper facade designed to slowly patina over time. This architectural expression optimizes solar shading while maintaining maximal daylight conditions for the workplaces within.

A series of three bridges cross between the two wings of the complex, sculptural elements that animate the courtyard below. The bridges link a number of gathering and amenity spaces that serve as a focus for office life.

Much of the ground plane is given over to smaller-scaled spaces linked by public pathways that "cut the corners" of the site and connect adjoining neighborhoods along natural pedestrian routes—a critical addition to the larger network of open spaces that defines the city's increasingly lively downtown.