Modern on M is a LEED Silver, multi-family housing project situated in Southwest Washington, DC. It acts as a gateway to the recently revitalized waterfront and activates a long overlooked community—one of the last to be redeveloped within the city. The site, bound by K Street to the North, 6th Street to the west, M Street to the south, and a private alleyway to the east—already contained two concrete and glass towers designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. Outside of renovating the two existing towers, the team was challenged to design two new eight-story towers that reactivate the streetscape and respond through contextually sensitive design to the iconic mid-century architecture.