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2000 L Street NW | Alexander Court

Alexander Court was a very ambitious project designed to merge two existing office buildings into one larger office building. This project is now the largest office building lobby in Washington, DC market.

This trophy building was designed by the world-renowned Architect Pelli Clarke Pelli. Alexander Court offers frontage along four major thoroughfares, including an entrance on K Street, and an expansive lobby fronting L and 20th Street featuring an iconic twelve-story atrium. The design is unique because of the creative design of the project architect, Ms. Magdalena Kowalska, and her desire to use only the finest Statuario Venato and extra marble for the vast amounts of lobby wall stone.

The walls are a reproduction of the vein pattern of the quarry wall face; this continuous vein pattern match was created by the fabricator Euromarble SRL using their innovative virtual dry set software. This software allows the designer to see in true shop drawing elevations the actual slabs selected for each block and each wall. This is a very detailed process that yielded unprecedented results for the finished marble appearance. The design also includes angular LED lighting, which is hidden in the out of plane wall designed to cast light both upward and downwards to create an exquisite modern approach to public space lighting, as well as to feature the elegant wall marble. This continuous vein matching was used on over 15,000 sqft of wall surface with walls as long as 180’.

The public lobby flooring is more minimalist and relies on a very hard and durable basalt called Basaltite quarried in the Italian region of Lazio. This elegant dark grey / black flooring accented with inlaid stainless-steel accent pavers provides a genuinely subtle and robust foundation for the fantastic wall marble features. The lobby desks also exhibit a very complex geometry and design; these desks are all clad in stone as well. Winner 2018 Natural Stone Institute Pinnacle Award

Location: Washington, DC
Completion: 2018
Owner: Rockrose
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
General Contractor: James G. Davis Construction
75,000 sqft
Services: Design, fabricate, and install a large stone lobby, both floor, walls, all core bathrooms, and core elevator lobbies, and site granite

From Our Clients:

“What a great experience! Every interaction from the first visit to the final inspection was professional and service oriented. They took the time to help us find the perfect stone and then had an installation team that was extremely detail-oriented and friendly. I know they do larger projects than ours but they made us feel very appreciated. Thank you to Brett Rugo, Sam Arcot and the rest of the team!  We would most certainly use and recommend you again!!”

“Your mason was an artist and a master craftsman! Wow — he really did an amazing job on our challenging project!”

“When I was a little boy, my parents and grandparents taught me five principles: Honor, Dignity, Respect, Integrity, and Passion. Very very few have all five. My dear friend Brett not only has those qualities and values––he defines them.”

“One of the things that impressed me so much about Brett, his meticulousness, his desire, his passion to do it right the first time.”

“I know how meticulous [Brett] is in his craftsmanship. That’s really a dying art, not just in the stone business, or my business, but throughout the construction industry.”

“I think Brett is the most knowledgeable guy that I know in the stone business and is extremely passionate about the stone industry. He’s taught me a great deal––by taking me to stone quarries, explaining everything from installation to fabrication. He’s just been a walking book of knowledge on stone.”

“With Rugo Stone and with Brett Rugo, you’ll have someone who is reliable, thorough, dedicated, efficient, and will work to perfection. He will not stop until everything is done the way it’s supposed to be done. Brett is one of those individuals who, whenever you ask for something, he comes through on it, and he is willing and able to please.”

“Brett is a driven individual, and so therefore, he has wanted to make sure that everything he does is done just right.”

“Brett has thankfully achieved a great name for himself and for his company, and he is known for his quality, craftsmanship work, that no matter where he goes, no matter what he does, it’s going to be done to perfection.”

“We can judge the tree by the fruit it bears, and this holds true for Rugo Stone. The work speaks for itself, and it is pretty exceptional. The entire organization has a real commitment to quality, from the shop drawings, to engineering, material sourcing, fabrication, and then installation, and that commitment is reflected in the end result.”

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