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DC Residential High-Rise In NoMa Neighborhood Features Striking Brick And Metal Façade
Project Name: Union Place
Location: Washington DC
Architect: Davis Carter Scott (DCS Design)
Client/Installer: Advanced Architectural Metals
CEI Materials System: W5000
Products: metal composite material (MCM)
Photography:  CEI Materials 

D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood was named for its location on Massachusetts Avenue, “North of Massachusetts Avenue.” The emergent area is renowned for its adaption of unused industrial lots, and is the new home of Union Place. The 525-unit residential building stands 14-stories high and was designed by Virginia’s own Davis Carter Scott (DCS Design).

Union Place, Washington, DC, NoMa, Davis Carter Scott, Advanced Architectural Metals, CEI Materials W5000

Additionally, the building features 13,000 square-feet of ground-level retail space. Competing with the highly aggressive DC residential marketplace, the building features a variety of attractive amenities including a rooftop swimming pool, penthouse lounge, unobstructed views of the U.S. Capitol building and a fully functioning gym on-site with a rock-climbing wall.

Union Place, Washington, DC, NoMa, Davis Carter Scott, Advanced Architectural Metals, CEI Materials W5000

Developers Toll Brothers, renowned in the DC area for their single-family home designs, worked with AECOM Capital as a joint-venture for the residential project. Walkability is a major feature in most successful DC residential developments, Union Place was constructed within walking distance of both Union Market and the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station.

Union Place, Washington, DC, NoMa, Davis Carter Scott, Advanced Architectural Metals, CEI Materials W5000

The exterior of Union Place features a brick façade, often seen in residential construction as a means of conveying warmth in the design. There are numerous metal elements that break up the heavily brick exterior. The team at CEI Materials fabricated the building’s metal composite components utilizing the W5000 Route & Return Silicone Joint Panel System. This system offers a weather tight economical assembly utilizing a closed cell backer rod, structural silicone joint and hidden fasteners. All systems at CEI are tested to ASTM 283, 330 and 331 standards.

Union Place, Washington, DC, NoMa, Davis Carter Scott, Advanced Architectural Metals, CEI Materials W5000

The NoMa area continues to grow with large amounts of developments coming including about eight million square-feet of commercial space in and surrounding NoMa. Additionally, there are plans for nearly 15 million square-feet of development directly surrounding Union Place.


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Attachment System Used:  W5000 Series

CEI Materials' W5000 Route & Return Silicone Joint Panel Systems offer a weather tight economical assembly utilizing a closed cell backer rod, structural silicone joint and hidden fasteners. The non-progressive design offers installation versatility.

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