The Yards Hotel
An Upside Down Icon
The Yards Hotel – a condo and hotel tower – is designed as a vibrant addition to the growing riverfront community in Washington DC. The design turns building conventions on their head by putting the larger condo floor plates above the narrower hotel floorplates. Shifting the larger condo floor plates to the upper levels gives residential units the best views while creating an outdoor terrace for hotel guests on the second floor. The inverted, stacked volume makes for an exciting visual impact and draws the eye down to the vibrant retail on the ground floor.