HGA Relocating to Historic Woodies Building in Downtown D.C.’s Penn Quarter

Washington, DC - National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces it has signed a lease to move its DC Metro region headquarters to the historic Woodies Building at 1025 F Street, NW, in Penn Quarter. HGA is taking 17,000 square feet on the building’s second floor which is located directly above Metrorail’s Metro Center station. The DC studio offers services in architecture, engineering (MEP, structural, fire protection), interior design, lighting design, and workplace design.

“Moving to one of Washington’s quintessential historic buildings in the heart of the city puts us closer to our clients and offers HGA an extremely visible footprint in downtown Washington via our new second floor storefront,” said Jay Scruggs, principal and office director of HGA in DC. “We look forward to designing a truly HGA environment in this exceptional space that will showcase what we have learned about the post-Covid workplace.”

Built in the late 1800’s, the building was home to the Woodward & Lothrop flagship department store, until it closed in the 1990’s. Douglas Development acquired the renowned landmark, rezoned the property, fully renovated the interior, and restored the facades. The 10-story building, located in the heart of Washington, offers 17-foot ceilings, 11-foot windows, open floor plans, retail and Class A office space.

“We look forward to being part of the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with its myriad restaurants, entertainment venues, and retail offerings,” added Bruno Grinwis, principal at HGA in DC.

HGA’s completed and current projects in the greater Washington, D.C. region include:

  • Workplaces: Cushman & Wakefield’s new DC headquarters, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust’s DC headquarters, The Salvation Army’s national headquarters in Old Town, Alexandria, Va., and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation in Washington DC
  • Premier cultural institutions: Capital One Hall corporate events and performing arts center in Tysons, Va., the Northern
  • Virginia Science Center, and Monticello Burial Ground for Enslaved People and Contemplative Site
  • Healthcare facilities: Children’s National Hospital, Radiology Department suites over the past 10+ years
  • Mixed-use: The Parks by JBG Smith, Arlington, Va.
  • Public projects: Lamond-Riggs Library in Washington, D.C., The FBI Central Records Complex in Winchester, Va., and the Arthur J. Altmeyer Building offices for Senior Social Security Administration personnel

HGA DC is also leading ongoing work for many local higher education institutions including the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, University of Mary Washington, and the Virginia Community College System.

HGA was represented by Art Santry, Kurt Richter, Ned Goodwin & Matt Garcell of Cushman & Wakefield. Douglas Development worked with Mark Klug, Carroll Cavanagh, Dimitri Hajimihalis, Emily Eppolito of CBRE.

The move is expected to take place in October, 2023. A virtual walkthrough of the vacant space can be viewed here: HGA Woodies Building Office Space. HGA will maintain a studio in Old Town Alexandria, VA to continue to best serve our long-standing and developing client relationships in Virginia.

About HGA
HGA is a national interdisciplinary design firm committed to making a positive, lasting impact for our clients and communities through research-based, holistic solutions. We believe that great design requires a sense of curiosity—forming deep insight into our clients, their contexts, and the human condition. We are a collective of over 900 architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, researchers, and strategists. Our practice spans multiple markets, including corporate, cultural, education, local and federal government, healthcare, and science and technology. Visit HGA.com or follow on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.