Credit: Josh Howell

The Kennedy-Warren is one incredible building. Blending Art Deco and Aztec design, you’ll find architectural detail that you just don’t see in buildings today. But what’s even more impressive about the landmark is its history. The Kennedy-Warren was built in 1931, but construction on its second wing stopped during the Great Depression. In 2002, the building’s owner—B.F. Saul Co.— decided it would revive construction of the ‘South Wing’ as it’s presently called. Hartman-Cox Architects followed the building’s original architectural style when drawing up plans for the new wing, including using most of the same materials and detailed elements, such as its decorative stonework—all while still finding ways to fit modern tastes.

—Robert C. Kettler, chairman and CEO, Kettler Management, Washington, D.C.