The Garrett Wins National Gold Award for Amenities

December 2021

The Garrett, one of three buildings that make up WC Smith’s The Collective, was honored with a Gold Award for Amenities Excellence by Multi-Housing News. The property stood out among the numerous nominations submitted for apartment buildings from across the country.

Located at 150 I St. SE, in Washington, DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, The Garrett features 373 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The property opened in September 2020 and joins Park Chelsea and Agora to complete The Collective.

A unique offering in this collection is The Garrett’s 5,000 square foot Collective Cowork. Reserved for Collective residents, the space provides users three membership options: hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices, along with a dedicated kitchen, ample natural light, private phone booths and a “treehouse” conference area overlooking the lobby and indoor terrarium.

Other highlights include a regulation-size, 6-hoop indoor basketball court that can convert to a volleyball court. The property also features a racquetball court and an outdoor tennis court, with a parabolic hitting wall. The roof contains 10,000 square feet of rooftop amenity space, including a club room, party room, fitness center, and outdoor grills.

The Collective features two rooftop and a 25-meter indoor pool, a Peloton studio, a golf simulator and three gyms, along with a full range of virtual and in-person fitness classes and sporting events coordinated by a full-time staff athletic director. A professional demonstration kitchen at Agora is the site of many cooking classes and culinary events.

All residents can use any of the facilities, regardless of where they live within The Collective.

Combined, The Collective boasts 1,140 apartments, and more than 60 amenities and 103,000 square feet of amenity space, making it the largest single collection available to those living in a Washington, DC, residential property; the largest on the East Coast and one of the largest amenity collections in the United States.