ECA Art News Briefs

Washington Project for the Arts Signs Lease at JBG’s Atlantic Plumbing Development

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces that the organization will move to street-level office and gallery space in The JBG Companies’ Atlantic Plumbing mixed-use residential and retail development in the U Street Corridor cultural district. As WPA marks its 40-year anniversary milestone in 2015, the new space matches the forward-looking vision for the future of the organization with unprecedented opportunities to expand programming and increase impact within the Greater Washington area.

WPA will move into 1,500 square feet in the main Atlantic Plumbing building at 8th and V Streets NW – adjacent to the 9:30 Club, DC’s renowned music venue – by early fall of 2015, which coincides with the launch of the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration. Hickok Cole Architects – a leading DC-based architecture firm and long-time supporter of WPA – is developing the drawings and plans for the new offices and gallery, in partnership with WPA leadership. Hickok Cole has designed notable spaces for such entities as the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, NPR, CSIS, and the District Architectural Center, home to the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.