Lewis Brisbois, a full-service national law firm, and Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, jointly announced today that Lewis Brisbois has entered the Washington D.C. market at Skanska’s 2112 Penn in the central business district. Lewis Brisbois will occupy 11,500 square feet, and joins The Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society and Cleary Gottlieb at the building.
“The modern building design and amenities make 2112 Penn the perfect location for the Firm’s new D.C. Office,” said D.C. managing partner Katie Funk. “We look forward to many years in the building as we grow to meet the needs of our clients.”
2112 Penn is an 11-story, 240,000-square-foot, LEED® Gold certified, Class-A office building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Its standout amenities include: a 3,100-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center; an immaculate 6,200-square-foot rooftop terrace that features indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces as well as views of the Capitol, Washington Monument, and National Cathedral; three levels of underground parking; a bike room with a fix-it station, bike-wash and lockers; and roughly 10,000 square-feet of retail space, which is home to Washington D.C’s only North Italia and Flower Child. The commuter-friendly building is walking distance from the Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Stations. Its location, less than quarter of a mile from Washington Circle, provides quick and convenient access to Maryland and Virginia. Tenants of 2112 Penn are just five blocks from the White House and surrounded by popular restaurants and retail destinations such as Circa, District Commons, Whole Foods Market and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lewis Brisbois to 2112 Penn and the Washington D.C. market. The building is an ideal, healthy environment that provides tenants with high-quality onsite amenities, nearby retail and access to numerous convenient transportation options,” said Mark Carroll, Executive Vice President for Skanska USA Commercial Development in Washington, D.C. “We thoughtfully designed and developed 2112 Penn in the heart of the central business district to be flexible and accommodating to evolving work styles now and into the future.”
Designed by Gensler, and developed and built by Skanska, 2112 Penn offers column-free spaces that can accommodate ceilings up to nine feet tall with ten-foot glass welcoming substantial natural light. 2112 Penn’s sleek, modern façade, which is covered in shimmering glass fins, makes a notable first impression on tenants and visitors before they enter the contemporary lobby adorned with a grand piece of distinctive artwork by local artist Ed Stockman. Once finished, the Lewis Brisbois office space will take advantage of the building location with offices and conference space along its Pennsylvania Avenue side. The office furnishings and layout incorporate the Firm’s experience building out 52 offices around the country to make the space both attractive and useful to clients.
Cushman & Wakefield represented Skanska in the deal, with Avison Young’s Jonathan Larsen representing Lewis Brisbois nationally, and Bruce McNair and Laura Peterson representing the firm locally.
Skanska has invested substantially in the development of the Washington D.C. region to deliver sustainable new buildings that add value to their surrounding communities and are ideal places to live and work. Skanska’s other notable developments currently underway in the Greater D.C. area include: 1800 Chain Bridge Road, a multi-family project in Tysons, VA, commonly referred to as Scott’s Run; 1700M, a 34,000-square-foot land parcel for a ground-up, mixed-use development in Washington, D.C.’s central business district; and 3901 North Fairfax Drive, the site on which Skanska will develop a 201,000-square-foot office building with 10,280 square-feet of ground-floor retail in Arlington, VA. Skanska also developed: 99M, a 234,000-square-foot, Class-A office building located in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood; RESA, a 12-story, 326-unit luxury residential apartment building located in the NoMa neighborhood which Skanska sold in June, 2019; 1776 Wilson Blvd, a 130,000 square-foot office building representing Arlington’s first LEED Platinum certified development, which Skanska sold in 2014; and 733 10th Street, NW, a 171,000 square-foot office building, which Skanska sold in 2012.
In the Greater Washington area, Skanska built the First Street Tunnel and the headquarters facility for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (D.C. Water). The firm is also responsible for the reconstruction of the 11th Street Bridge and adjacent interchanges, infrastructure that helped spur new development such as 99M in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.