Our Team

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The common thread connecting all of the members of the project team is their appreciation of and experience in the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

David Adjaye

David Adjaye – Design Architect

Sir David Adjaye OBE is the principal and founder of Adjaye Associates. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. His firm, which now has offices in London, New York and Accra, has received worldwide attention for its designs of notable private residences and civic projects around the globe, including the Francis Gregory and Bellevue Public libraries in Washington; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver; the Moscow School of Management; The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo; and the Idea Stores in London.

His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in fall of 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times. In 2017, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME magazine.

Laurie Olin – Landscape Architect

Laurie Olin is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of his firm's signature projects, which span the history of the studio from the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, DC to Bryant Park in New York City. His recent projects include the AIA award-winning Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland, Oregon.

Laurie studied civil engineering at the University of Alaska and pursued architecture at the University of Washington, where Richard Haag encouraged him to focus on landscape. He is currently Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for 40 years, and is former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. Laurie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the 2012 National Medal of Arts, the highest lifetime achievement award for artists and designers bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts and the President of the United States. He also holds the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects Medal, the society’s highest award for a landscape architect.

Kirk Mettam

Kirk Mettam – Structural Engineer

Kirk Mettam is a principal of Robert Silman Associates, a leading structural engineering firm with a specialty in structural issues related to the preservation of historic buildings. Mr. Mettam has extensive involvement in historic structures ranging from log cabins to stone masonry arch construction. Preservation projects include McMillan Reservoir, Peirce Mill (restoration and stabilization of the heavy timber interior and stone exterior mill), rehabilitation of the C&O Canal-Lock 3, the Lincoln Memorial, and Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Development Team:

The Levy Group embodies three generations of commitment to Georgetown. Under the direction of Richard Levy, the company is known for the sensitive adaptation of historic commercial properties and has been instrumental in helping reposition Georgetown from its decline in the late 1980’s to its current vitality. It has succeeded in introducing some of the best local retailers including Blue Mercury, Random Harvest, Marston Luce Antiques, as well as celebrated national retailers including Patagonia, Paper Source, Michael Kors, Restoration Hardware and Jonathan Adler. As part of his ongoing commitment to the DC community, Levy was a prime driver in the redevelopment of the DC Public Library system.

The Georgetown Company has garnered numerous honors and accolades for both its not-for-profit and for-profit development projects. It specializes in complex developments often involving both the private and public sectors. Its achievements are numerous and include the redevelopment of Manhattan’s Bryant Park, repositioning of Sony Studios in Los Angeles, the development of the award-winning Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio and of IAC’s Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in New York.

Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. is the highly regarded Canadian-based international luxury, five-star hotel management company. Since opening in Georgetown in 1982, it has been actively involved in the community – both in attracting a prestigious clientele to Georgetown and supporting community health and cultural organizations. Travel + Leisure magazine and Zagat Survey rank the hotel chain's 92 properties among the top luxury hotels worldwide; the five-star Georgetown hotel being one of the crown jewels. The company takes pride in the quality of its staff and has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune every year since the survey's inception in 1998.

Overseeing the project for The Georgetown Company are CEO Adam Flatto and Vice President Pete Armstrong.