The Shay, a significant, high-profile project comprised of two buildings, is a 245-unit apartment community designed for modern, vibrant living in Shaw – Washington, D.C.’s most exciting neighborhood. BKV Group is the Architect of Record, working in collaboration with the Miller Hull Partnership. These mixed-use buildings feature ample retail spaces along the streets to further activate the urban activity. Proximity to two metro stations enhances the buildings’ attractiveness to residents who choose to live in the city and take advantage of the amenities the city offers. Amenities include a swimming pool and expansive sundeck, outdoor “living rooms” with grilling stations and outdoor kitchens, and a resident lounge with a kitchen, bar, private dining room, pool table, and media center. Units feature 9 foot ceilings, oversized stainless steel smart appliances, custom kitchen cabinetry, and terraced patio / balconies in select units. The central organizing principal is a linear courtyard that connects both buildings across 8th Street through grand stair portals on both sides of the 8th Avenue façades. This nod to integrating the building into the urban fabric is strengthened by the extra-wide sidewalks which are envisioned to be used by retailers and restaurants for enlivened pedestrian use and activity.