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Amanda Prins Presents 17xM at Zak World of Façades

On June 22nd, the KPF Senior Associate Principal spoke about the office tower in Washington, D.C., and shared how the project realigns the traditional local city block.

Amanda was joined by Kahlil Francis, Development Associate at Skanska. Their presentation focused on how 17xM offers visual relief within the typical DC grid through a design that fuses form, façade articulation, and the use of natural materials. Targeting LEED Gold, the façade uses vertical sun-screens and horizontal cells to optimize insulation and maximize solar control. These design elements and sustainable principles central to the project create a future-forward workplace.

The event was held on June 22nd at the 125th edition of the conference, the first edition to be held in the country’s capital. The event was held at the Hilton National Mall The Wharf in Washington DC. Learn more here. Watch the full event here.