Morris Adjmi Architects

Atlantic Plumbing 2030

73,000 square feet
7 stories, 62 units
Washington, D.C.

Atlantic Plumbing 2030 in the foreground with Atlantic Plumbing 2112 behind.

A superscaled running bond pattern of metal channels wraps the façade of this new condominium building in D.C’s Shaw neighborhood, the second structure in the industrial-style Atlantic Plumbing development.

The second Atlantic Plumbing structure is a 62-unit condominium building located next to the first, at 2030 8th Street. The two buildings share a basic aesthetic sensibility that makes them immediately identifiable as part of the same development, even though the designs are quite different.

In lieu of Atlantic Plumbing 2112's steel cross-bracing, the smaller, square building is wrapped in dark metal framing that forms a superscaled running bond pattern to divide the façade into enormous glass “bricks” of one- and two-bedroom units enclosed by floor-to-ceiling factory-sash windows. 

Like Atlantic Plumbing 2112, Atlantic Plumbing 2030 rests on a brick base suggestive of old warehouses—albeit with much more glass. The base introduces 5,000 square feet of new retail space to the neighborhood, including a destination restaurant with outdoor seating. At the top of the building, five two-story penthouse units feature private terraces, but all residents have access to a communal landscaped terrace, as well as other rooftop amenity spaces.

Dark metal framing divides the new building’s façade into enormous glass “bricks” of one- and two-bedroom condos enclosed by floor-to-ceiling factory-sash windows.

The condo interiors of Atlantic Plumbing 2030 are more restrained than the adjacent Cor-Ten-framed rental building, with high-end finishes and details designed to attract a more established demographic looking to make the Shaw neighborhood their long-term home.

The rooftop clubroom at Atlantic Plumbing 2030 offers views over the terrace to Atlantic Plumbing 2112.


Atlantic Plumbing 2030 is at the bottom of this isometric drawing. The multi-parcel development also includes three additional buildings designed by MA: “Atlantic Plumbing 2112”—a new apartment building, seen at the center of the drawing and “901W”—a pair of mixed-use multifamily buildings connected by a sky bridge, shown at the top.