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WDG Celebrates 80th Anniversary With CRE Community, Local Businesses

WDG's Esther Christian, WashREIT's Auja Little, CityLine's Donna Schaefer, Akridge's Sarah Knutson and Republic Properties' Holly Hull
WDG's Esther Christian, WashREIT's Auja Little, CityLine's Donna Schaefer, Akridge's Sarah Knutson and Republic Properties' Holly Hull

D.C.'s commercial real estate community came together Thursday evening to celebrate WDG Architecture's 80th Anniversary.

The event, held at WDG's 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW office, featured live music and food and drink tastings from over two dozen local vendors. 

JLL's Brian Tucker and WDG's Lisa Scala
JLL's Brian Tucker and WDG's Lisa Scala

With offices in D.C. and Dallas, WDG has over 150 employees who have designed over 500 major projects since its 1938 founding. The firm is currently working on one of the mixed-use components in Phase 2 of The Wharf, D.C.'s major Southwest Waterfront development. 

Thursday's event, WDG's second annual District Night, featured drink tastings from local businesses such as Republic Restoratives Distillery, District Distilling, One Eight Distilling, Anxo Cidery, District Winery and Atlas Brew Works. 

Peebles Corp.'s Donahue Peebles III and Anacostia BID's Malcolm Williams
Peebles Corp.'s Donahue Peebles III and Anacostia BID's Malcolm Williams

WDG is also designing a 40-unit condo building in Mount Vernon Triangle for Peebles Corp., whose 23-year-old senior associate, Donahue Peebles III, was in attendance Thursday. 

The event's local food vendors included Union Kitchen, Al Sur, GoMix, Sasya, Chef Mikko Catering, Au'some Foods, Little Wild Things, Brainy Belly, The Fancy Schmancy Co. and Ice Cream Jubilee