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Tuesday, July 9 2019

Case Study: A New Generation of Housing in LeDroit Park

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has transformed two military-style dormitories into modern luxe apartments in the historic LeDroit Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. We’ve developed a case study that discusses some of the key design challenges and creative solutions to reallocate space and revitalize the historic buildings; our design process is explained through diagrams, renderings, photos and explanation.

Tuesday, April 23 2019

Construction Watch Tour: Ora Apartments

2144 California

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS and the National Building Museum are hosting a Construction Watch Tour of the renovation and façade rehabilitation of 2144 California Street, NW in Washington, DC. Join B|HA’s Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, Aaron Margolis, AIA, and Robert Kuentzel for a tour of this 1959 mid-century modern apartment building featuring 113 reconfigured units. The renovation includes an enhanced lobby, public areas, upgraded elevators, and a fitness facility culminating with a landscaped roof deck affording spectacular views to the Potomac River and beyond.

Thursday, March 9 2017

PROJECT COMPLETION: The Sanctuary at 819 D Street, NE

the sanctuary 819 D street

The Sanctuary is the product of an 18-month restoration and conversion of an iconic 1897 Capitol Hill Gothic Revival church into 30 unique residential condominiums.

Tuesday, October 6 2015

Celebrating Excellence at the 2015 NAIOP MD/DC Awards Gala

We were honored to receive three Awards of Excellence at the 2015 NAIOP MD/DC Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1st where we celebrated with our clients, Lowe Enterprises and Perseus Realty, staff, friends and professional colleagues at the Willard Hotel!   THE HIVE – OUR NEW STUDIO AT 1728  Award of Excellence – Interiors The Hive, our

Thursday, September 3 2015

The Southern Rustic Cabin

A stunning new book, The Southern Rustic Cabin by Emily J. Followill, features a chapter on the Hazel River Cabin, a vacation retreat designed by Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. The chapter on Hazel River Cabin, “A Home in Three Acts,” tells the story of David Haresign, FAIA’s collaboration with client Joe Svatos in combining a

Monday, June 8 2015

Celebrating Design Excellence with AIA Northern Virginia

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce that two projects, 11141 Georgia Avenue and Woodley Wardman, were recognized with Awards of Excellence in the 2015 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards program. On Thursday, June 4th, our team celebrated this year’s award-winning projects with AIA NOVA at the Washington Library at Mount Vernon in Alexandria.

Friday, May 1 2015

WBJ Best “Rehab” Real Estate Deal of 2014 | 11141 Georgia Avenue

11141 Georgia Avenue is the recipient of a Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2014 Award. Specifically, the project was recognized with the superlative “Best Rehab Project” at the WBJ Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 30th!     Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to be a part of the team that brought

Monday, March 2 2015

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Wins National Design Recognition for Two DC Projects: Builder’s Choice Award and NAIOP Award of Excellence

We are thrilled to share news of our two most recent design awards: a NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence for Crestview Retail and a Builder’s Choice Award for Woodley Wardman. Crestview Retail : A Catalyst for Smart Growth Photography by Anice Hoachlander. Completed in 2014, Crestview Retail is the recipient of a 2014 NAIOP MD/DC Award of

Friday, January 30 2015

11141 Georgia Avenue :: Breaking the Box

The completion of our most recent project, 11141 Georgia Avenue, concludes the transformation of a drab,1960s 5-story office building into a dramatic 12-story, 194-unit apartment tower in Wheaton, Maryland. Targeted to a young demographic seeking an affordable and convenient urban lifestyle, the project includes a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units, along with two levels