The Foundry – Washington D.C.
Interior Wall Cladding:
HERITAGE antique recalimed oak – mix of red/white
Tongue and groove, endmatched, square edge
3/4″ thick X 5″ wide X 2′ – 10′ random lengths
Located in historic Georgetown and adjacent to its famed canal, the Foundry Building is a longstanding, historic brick structure. The increasingly competitive nature of Washington’s real estate market compelled the Foundry’s owners to reevaluate the asset’s appeal to a changing tenant demographic. In response, OTJ was engaged to lead a renovation that would capitalize on the Foundry’s unique architecture and help realize the full value of the stakeholders’ investment.
OTJ approaches each repositioning project from the perspective of an investor. After review of the property’s market performance relative to competitors, the OTJ team proposed to reimagine an underutilized lower level as a revenue generating amenity complete with conference and fitness centers, as well as a tenant lounge and café. Reflective of contemporary hospitality concepts, this addition now broadens the property’s marketability by supporting the flexible workstyle and culture of wellbeing central to many of today’s fastest growing organizations.
Further reinforcing the building’s historical ties to metalworking are two large works in the lobby by local artist Zachary Oxman, depicting the industrialization brought forth by the C&O Canal. The overall effect seamlessly integrates The Foundry’s historical ties with its contemporary urban-industrial design.
OTJ chose to incorporate reSAWN’s HERITAGE antique reclaimed oak behind the steel artwork to create a truly one-of-a-kind lobby space.
HERITAGE features a mix of red & white ANTIQUE RECLAIMED OAK – for flooring and wall cladding.
The mix of red & white oak creates a pleasing variation of colors. Expect a warm palette of colors, with dense & varying grain patterns. Typical character marks include mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, and knots.
HERITAGE is available unfinished or prefinished with matte polyurethane. HERITAGE can also be customized for your specification on species (all red oak or all white oak), width (wide plank available) and amount of character.