AC Hotel by Marriott

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    WDG Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Sean M. Stadler
  • Architect
    WDG Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    Paradigm Design Group
  • Hospitality
    AC Hotels
  • Construction Company
  • Location
    Washington, DC
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    OTO Development
  • Project Link

The AC Hotel is a 219 key luxury hotel located in the Golden Triangle Business District near Dupont Circle with 106,000 square feet of guest rooms and amenities. At fourteen stories high and located on a narrow rectangular site, the project serves as a vibrant addition to the rich history of 19th Street. The building’s main façade features a shingled curtain wall system on a two-story module to create a delicate textural expression for the public right of way while also providing daylighting and spectacular views for the adjacent guest rooms. The building’s overall C-shape and closed court creates an efficient floor plate while completing the mid-block urban wall, a difficult arrangement on such a narrow site. On the ground floor, an open-plan lobby and lounge engages the bustling sidewalk with full height glass storefronts and outdoor seating. The closed court also allows for guest rooms throughout the building to have access to natural views and light in addition to conference programming. The project is tracking for LEED Silver with significant energy savings and stormwater innovations, reducing its carbon footprint substantially while building for resiliency.

WDG provides Architecture, Masterplanning and Interior Design internationally through our offices in Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. Our award-winning work can be found in major metropolitan areas around the United States and overseas. We have more than 145 on staff and have produced more than 1,000 major buildings –including commercial office, multifamily residential, hospitality, higher education, and mixed-use projects since our inception in 1938. WDG's fresh insights, timeless design, and technical mastery is essential to our longstanding tradition of excellence in architectural design.

Other prizes
2021 ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Projects