Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol

Cardno structural engineers utilized their extensive urban experience to design the Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The 8-story, 160,000 sf hotel includes one level of below-grade parking and a canopy that protrudes over the New York Avenue Metro Station atrium

The Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol, the first hotel to be located in the in NoMa corridor (North of Massachusetts Avenue) in Washington, D.C., is 8-stories, 160,000 sf and has 218 rooms with one level of below-grade parking. 

Retail is located on the ground floor of the building with a restaurant, lounge, swimming pool and meeting rooms on the second floor. 

A canopy protrudes from the hotel’s south facade over the New York Avenue Metro Station atrium. An elevator provides direct access from the plaza between the hotel and the Metro station entrance to the elevated Metro Branch Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail.  

Marriott Courtyard

In addition, the existing Metro Bike Trail stair has been modified to tie into the hotel building. The hotel and below-grade parking garage utilize a cast-in-place concrete structural system. 

The corner of the building at 2nd Street, NE and Florida Avenue, NE is defined by a facade of banded glass and metal spandrel. The facade from the fourth floor through the roof is made up of a Granitex finish system on structural steel framing with clear anodized ribbon windows punctuated by clear-anodized aluminum vertical fins. A clear-anodized aluminum cornice also caps the hotel. The predominant public facades on floors one through three are framed by modern stone arch elements clad with granite.

A green roof reduces the hotel’s energy consumption and storm water runoff.