Washington Harbour Plaza

At the heart of Washington, D.C.’s premier destination on the Georgetown Waterfront, lies the Washington Harbour Plaza. This popular waterfront destination includes numerous famous restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as a seasonal ice rink. Dawson joined Washington-based architects at Arthur Cotton Moore, to dress the Plaza’s doors and frames throughout the Upper and Lower Plaza area.


The demands of the Washington Harbour Plaza led to the implementation of the Dawson Standard Series door configuration.

A custom balanced Standard Series entrance was selected as the construction, to fit the needs of the project. With a high-traffic public location like the Plaza, a .090” gauge Stainless Steel build with a pivoted swing hardware would be the proven material and mechanism to withstand the daily demands of the Upper and Lower Plaza entrances. Our Standard Series door configuration created a seamless door face with no face welding and a clean aesthetic achieved through fixed flat glazing on the exterior side of the door and brake-formed glass stops at the interior with no exposed fasteners, a feature only available at Dawson.

To finish, a #4 satin grain and #8 polished mirror finish would be the final touches to bring the doors to completion.

To this day, the Washington Harbour Plaza remains a vibrant destination for local and international traffic, and Dawson is proud to have played a part in bringing a high quality, custom entrance to the waterfront.



  • Doors: Custom Series offset pivoted Doors w/ fixed flat glazing
  • Frames: No framing
  • Materials & Finish: 13 (.090”) Gauge type 316 Stainless Steel w/ #4 satin grained finish
  • Architect: Arthur Cotton Moore
  • Location: Washington, DC, United States