Featured Project- REI Flagship Store
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, REI is the largest consumer cooperative selling outdoor gear for every type of outdoor adventure. Their stores exhibit exposed ceilings to structure with mechanical systems exposed. The DC flagship store incorporates hydronic heat pump loop, with condenser water cooling and hot water heating coils to condition the space. The store features a complete bicycle repair shop, coffee shop and outdoor plaza. The store is at the main level of what was once known as the Washington Coliseum and Uline Arena. The big building with the curved roof on 3rd Street NE was built in 1945, and the site of the Beatles first concert in the United States.