Columbia Place

Washington, D.C.
LEED Silver Certified

Columbia Place is a story of duality. This single hotel operates under two flags, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn, harmoniously coexist. This design incorporates several historic rowhouses into a new-build architectural body, enhancing the duality narrative. Natural juxtapositions in design and amenities lend themselves to an interior palette of contrasting design elements. As a result, a pairing of organic and geometric shapes emerges as a design thread found throughout the space. Playing off how the guest moves and utilizes the property, the design has an ebb and flow of energy levels and richness of new materials enhanced by the original brick rowhouse facades. Lively organic zones for the arrival, check-in, bar,, and lounge experiences graduate up to the punctuated rigid geometry of the second-floor meeting spaces and continue to guest levels. These experiences combine seamlessly, resulting in a structured yet calming experience.

Photography by Andrew Rugge, Courtesy Perkins Eastman