Committed to DC’s Future

As part of our commitment to the community and to the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens, Akridge is proud to off er a college scholarship to students from the District of Columbia. The scholarship is open to all DC students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must provide proof of residency in the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must provide proof of college acceptance and/or enrollment.
  • Scholarship can be renewed after a successful reapplication up to two times, or until undergraduate degree has been achieved, whichever occurs fi rst.
  • Student must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Preference will be given to students from ANC2A with special education needs.

Scholarship Application Guidelines
  • Applications are accepted online only.
  • Each applicant must supply two letters of recommendation, a current academic transcript, and a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Each applicant must submit a typed essay of no more than 500 words describing the history of the Thaddeus Stevens School and how this legacy impacts them as a District resident.
  • Applications that fail to meet the requirements or are incomplete will not be reviewed.
  • Scholarship applicants may be asked to provide additional information.
  • An e-mail will be sent to all students who submit a complete application, letting them know if they have been selected for an award.

Application Form

To apply for the Thaddeus Stevens School Scholarship, please email your application form, offi cial transcript, document verifying proof of college acceptance and/or enrollment, copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), letters of recommendation, and essay to by Monday, May 21.

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The Mills Building at 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue is a 165,724 square foot ?mixed-use building located one block west of the White House. 1700 Pennsylvania offers award-winning property management and a host of amenities including magnificent views of the city from the lovely rooftop terrace, on-site retailers, and close proximity to the Farragut West Metro Station. Clients at 1700 include King & Spalding and Ivins, Phillips & Barker.

The Mills Building has received a BOMA 360 Performance Building designation.

SQ FOOTAGE: 165,724
USES: Office, Retail
PARKING:242 spaces on three underground levels
AKRIDGE SERVICES: Property Management, Leasing
Vice President, Property Management Sharon Perera 202.624.8634
Akridge Leasing Tim McCarty 202.207.3949
Akridge Leasing Wilbur Pace 202.624.8649
Senior Property Manager Lavon Butler 202.207.3959
SERVICE REQUEST 202.638.3000 Access our web-based system

Property Management


To submit a service request, Clients may use our online service request system,, fax requests to 202.347.8043, or simply call us at 202.638.3000 to receive a prompt and courteous response to all your building needs.? After hours, please call Datawatch at 301.654.3282.


A comprehensive guide to your building's operations, your electronic tenant handbook includes information on everything from how to access after-hours HVAC to emergency procedures and holiday closures. Find it at

All the Right Moves: A Contractor's Guide for Office Construction details guidelines and procedures for vendors providing construction and related services to Akridge building Clients.

All the Right Moves


The Mills Building is electronically monitored by Datawatch. For more information, please call 301.654.3282 or click here.  


Underground parking, managed by LAZ Parking, is available from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Services include car-washing/detailing, battery jumpstarts and lockout service. Monthly contracts are available.


The Mills Building has a number of Client amenities including a roof deck with stunning city views, bicycle racks in the parking garage, and a full-service fitness facility.

To use your building's fitness center, please complete and return this form to your property manager. Once the property manager has received your completed waiver, please wait two to three hours before acccessing the fitness center to make sure that your fob has been properly activated.

For information about planning events on the rooftop and for the rooftop agreement, please see the below forms.

Fitness Center Waiver
Rooftop Agreement
Rooftop Event Information


Akridge is proud of our many Green Initiatives. For more information about sustainability, including recycling tips and materials, please see the links below.
Akridge's DC Guide
Akridge's Virginia Guide
DC Department of Public Works Commercial Recycling Guide
DC Recycling Hotline 202.645.8245


The Mills Building is an EPA ENERGY STAR labeled property.

Service Providers


Allied Telecom Group



Building Services Staff

Our award-winning team members wear uniforms and carry identification to ensure a high level of security in our buildings. You can contact your building's engineers and porters using the information under Service Request on the right side of this page.

Carlos Ortiz

Building Engineer

Michael Reilly

Chief Engineer

Miguel Benavides

Porter Supervisor

Yemi Babatunde

Building Engineer

Property Management Staff

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding building operations, please feel free to contact any member of your property management team.

Sharon Perera

Vice President, Property Management

Lavon Butler

Senior Property Manager


The Mills Building is currently 100% leased.