IMEG provided structural engineering design services for the St. Matthew’s redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. The former site of the St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was redeveloped into a mixed-use facility comprised of an L-shaped residential building, sanctuary, community center, and two levels of below-grade parking.
At 205,000-sf, the building consists of two sections, one eight stories and the other 11 stories. The tower sits above two levels of below-grade parking, totaling 85,000-sf. The project also included a 19,000-sf structured terrace on the first floor and a 6,000-sf structured swimming pool deck and terrace on the ninth floor. The two-story (one story below-grade), 16,000-sf church and community center includes a sanctuary, fellowship hall, classroom, and offices.
The residential tower, church, and community center are cast-in-place concrete structures. The design of the church included a 35-foot tall multi-radius curved wall with a seven percent slope toward the interior of the sanctuary.
The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.