The Wren

the wren logo and interior
the wren lobby
the wren unit interior kitchen and studio
the wren social media mockup
the wren interior
the wren interior bathroom

The Wren

  • Branding
  • Interior Architecture
  • marketing
  • residential
  • social media
  • Strategy

Telling the story of an introverted building in an extroverted neighborhood through brand and place

Learn more about The Wren.

Streetsense developed a cohesive brand and interior design vision for The Wren, creating a naturally inspired and sophisticated residential retreat in the heart of DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The community stands out from the urban crowd with lush details, iconic amenity spaces, and mindful messaging—not to mention a Whole Foods on the ground floor.

Approach/

The services Streetsense provided for the Wren exemplify the creative strength inherent in collaboration between Streetsense studios: Branding Development, Interior Architecture, and Marketing. The unique opportunity Streetsense offers to engage all three of these teams helped moved the project from competitor research and brand identity, to the creation of best-in-class amenity interiors, to a marketing strategy that to ensure the building gained tenants. 

Approach/

THE WREN INTERIOR LOBBY

Crafting an Identity/

Crafting an Identity/

In collaboration with Edit at Streetsense (the Interior Architecture Team), the Brand Team created a strategic vision for the project rooted in the promise of creating “an introverted building in an extroverted neighborhood.” With this idea at the core, we crafted a beautiful and well-rounded identity for this luxury residential building that stands out in Shaw. A collection of textured—even plantable—collateral materials and a compelling digital experience drove rapid lease-up during the pandemic. 

Fitness/

A particularly gorgeous part of the building— one of the many amenity spaces designed by the Interior Architecture team—is the gym. Working within The Wren’s constrained palette and emphasis on texture, the fitness center faces the building’s courtyard, highlighting natural light and views across two floors of fitness equipment. Double height sheer drapery and plants soften the space, creating an unexpectedly rich and tactile environment. 

Fitness/

Lease-Up

wren branding on site

Lease-Up

Using the identity created by the brand team, the marketing team strategized and implemented a plan to bring The Wren to life on social media. Through content strategy, content production, paid campaigns, and retargeting, the team launched social media channels during the lease-up phase. This led to 11k+ sessions on social media, with a modest bounce rate of 34%, viewing over 2 pages per session. 

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