//3877 Debuts New D.C. Headquarters and a Reimagined Website
The Expanding A&D Firm Launches Into a New Era of Growth Through a Fresh Take on the Brand’s Physical and Virtual Presence
//3877 announces the relocation of the brand’s main headquarters in the vibrant Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Located on 3299 K Street NW Suite 300, the new office brings the talented roster of designers and architects into a space that primes the team for continued growth and innovation. The multidisciplinary firm’s internal design team led the full custom renovation, capturing the group’s localized perspective and community-driven ethos in the built environment. In tandem with the office completion and opening, //3877 unveils a fully redesigned website––a refreshed digital experience showcasing the firm’s extensive portfolio and service offerings with cheeky nods to the fun, eclectic character of the team.
“With the increase in talent across our architectural and design teams came the need for additional space to work and collaborate, sparking the idea for us to fully deck-out a custom office that emulates who we are as a firm,” says //3877 Partner David Shove-Brown. “The resulting space celebrates our team’s spirit and accomplishments while anticipating all that’s to come in the future.”
In recent years, //3877 has worked tirelessly toward the evolution of the practice, tackling different project types and experiencing exponential growth through the hire of 14 team members in just three years. Materialized by the brilliant minds at //3877, the company’s refreshed office is team-centric, capturing the firm’s design ethos in every detail. Previously home to a paper mill along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the space’s high ceiling and exposed concrete structures provided a timeless and industrial blank canvas with a light and airy feel at its foundation.
Curating dynamic work environments was a key consideration throughout the design of the new headquarters––the space features a variety of conference rooms outfitted with the latest technology, suited for both client meetings and spontaneous opportunities for internal collaboration. A library and studio are located towards the back with an open atmosphere to encourage interaction, engagement and communication between team members.
Wallcoverings by Astek and flooring sourced from Tarkett blankets the space in neutral white, gray, and black hues, allowing the art and project materials in the space, including furniture from Poppin, to stand out. A mural depicting the evolving nature of DC and its streetscapes by Kelly Towles, a local D.C. artist, designer, and longtime friend of //3877, adds additional color and whimsy to the space, sparking creativity and imagination.
A nod to the classic concept, the “kitchen is the heart to the home,” the center of the 7,000-square-foot office space features a large kitchen allowing the 50-person team to come together for a snack, a celebration or even a draft beer on tap during happy hour. Reflective of //3877’s hospitality-first design culture, the kitchen features Cosentino stone counters and backsplash, highlighting the front of the office and providing a setting for social interaction among coworkers. A flexible, contiguous space that blends comfort and sophistication, //3877’s new workplace brings each stakeholder together under one roof––whether it be the internal teams, clients, or potential partners.
The workplace isn’t the only “site” that’s new for //3877––alongside the office move, the team is launching an updated website, with both new and familiar faces. Intended to elevate and showcase the firm’s projects, the website captures the personality of Co-founders David Tracz and David Shove-Brown as well as the culture that makes their firm stand out in the industry. In addition to matching the artistic vision of //3877’s work, the new website expands upon the firm’s design process, illustrating a group of spirited creatives united in their passion for architecture and design.
“We wanted to supplement the launch of our new D.C. office with an updated website––it felt like a natural next step for our business,” says Tracz. “//3877’s digital experience provides an enhanced look into our dynamic portfolio and service offerings, showcasing the unique talent and perspective of our growing team.”
//3877 begins a new chapter in the brand’s evolution with an engaging website and a workplace built on the foundation of the firm’s design mission. With additional team members on board, the firm is set to take on more projects as they continue to push the boundaries of the built environment while shaping future industry leaders.
In the fall of 2010, close friends David Tracz and David Shove-Brown began the process of realizing their decade-old dream of forming a professional architecture + design partnership. Through over two decades of experience, the duo developed goals of not only working with clients interested in the design process but also teaming with partners who can help provide the highest levels of design, construction and presentation. After months of planning and development, //3877 was born.
//3877 is a multi-disciplinary firm that focuses on single-family, multiple-unit residential, commercial, restaurant and hospitality projects. In seeking success while working with these various project types, //3877 begins with the very simple process of asking questions and listening carefully to the answers, prioritizing the concepts of partnerships and teamwork. Very simply, //3877 is committed to providing innovative and creative designs to enhance and enrich the lives of clients, partners and communities.