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April 9, 2001, Washington, DC – Weihe Design Group, PLLC (WDG) has been selected to serve as architect for a 10-story, 190,000-square-foot, Class 'A' office building located at 20 M Street, SE, directly across from the Navy Yard Metro station in Washington, DC.

20 M Street will be the third new office building in the planned revitalization of the area surrounding the Washington Navy Yard. The building's facade combines an extensive use of metal and glass with granite trim and brick exterior. The modern horizontal curtainwall that fronts M Street will feature expansive rows of glass. The two projecting canopies located at the penthouse and lobby levels will serve as focal points to help reinforce 20 M Street's position on a prominent corner facing the Navy Yard.

Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2001.

The developer of the project is Lerner Enterprises of North Bethesda, Maryland. Management services will be provided by Lerner Corporation. Leasing will be performed by LMH Realty Group of Washington, DC.

The WDG project team includes:
Principal-in-Charge: Marc Nathanson, AIA
Design Principal: Eric J. Liebmann, AIA
Project Manager: Eric P. Schlegel, AIA
Project Designer: Hisashi Matsui
Project Architect: Lijun Dong
Head of specifications and Project Manual: William C. Pegues, CSI, CCS

WDG provides architectural, planning and interior design services to regional and national clients from its offices in Washington, DC, and Dallas, Texas. Additional office building projects include 1600 Tysons Boulevard at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II in McLean, Virginia; and Peakview Tower in Denver, Colorado.

Lerner Enterprises, founded by Theodore N. Lerner, is one of Washington, D. C.'s largest real estate developers and is involved in all phases of commercial and residential real estate including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset and property management.

Lerner's extensive office portfolio includes: The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, Flint Hill Office Park, 7799 Leesburg Pike and 400 Army Navy drive in Northern Virginia, White Flint North in Maryland, in addition to Washington Square and 1133 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D. C.

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