An emerging urban district takes hold in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Union Market is the site of an historic former warehouse and food distribution center located within a short walk from the U.S. Capitol Building. With roots that go back to the 19th century, by 1931 the indoor market on the site featured 700 vendors and a public café.
The area had deteriorated over the years when developer Edens acquired the property. Edens initiated a remarkable redevelopment with the goal of reviving the market while defining a larger district for retail, music, hotel, and residential uses.
Working with Edens, Dyal led the overall visioning for the district, developed the identity, district-defining signage and graphics, and designed pop-up food stalls for the large interior spaces.
The market re-opened in 2012 as an authentic, artisanal indoor and open-air marketplace featuring carefully-selected local vendors. Union Market has been named by Bon Appétit as one of the 5 best food halls in the U.S. The project successfully created a vibrant and continually expanding experience and environment, while honoring and preserving the authenticity of the historic site. Union Market is now at the center of one of the most exciting and vital districts in our Nation's Capital.
Visioning and Placemaking
Signage and Graphics