On Wednesday, over 300 of D.C.’s developers, architects, city officials, and more will gather at the Hamilton Live to discuss how to best tackle the affordable housing crisis and make a lasting impact for D.C. residents to come. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Partner Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP will be speaking on the topic, Developing Affordable Housing in Booming Areas.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ recent project completion at 4th and Rhode Island Avenue, NE is the first residential development in the large block west of the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. This transit-oriented development will catalyze further growth in this area of the city characterized by vacant buildings, struggling commercial uses, and big-box retail. The building’s 116 new households will drive new investment in the neighborhood and provide a tangible benefit to the fledgling community.
The completion of our recent project, Jackson Crossing, concludes the transformation of an industrial and auto-centric area into a dignified 5-story, 78-unit apartment community in Alexandria, VA fit for a lively mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented neighborhood. Consistent with our commitment to design with an elevated purpose of housing for all, this project targets families at or below 60% of the area median income. Jackson Crossing recently won a Montgomery County Affordable Housing Award.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS was recognized as a winner in ULI Washington’s #CityResolveDC competition! Through the #CityResolveDC campaign, ULI Washington asked Washingtonians to tweet their resolutions about how they can make the Washington, D.C. region more livable, prosperous and friendly. The campaign garnered an impressive response from the community and industry and we enjoyed following
PROJECT UPDATES Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS supports affordable housing as a basic right and a cornerstone of smart growth. We are dedicated to designing dignified affordable housing projects which deliver the same high quality design as market-rate housing and seamlessly integrate into their communities. Our completed affordable housing projects have delivered over 500 affordable units,
Our Community Commitment In October we met Xavier, a 15-year-old aspiring architect who is also in need of a permanent adoptive home. We were introduced to Xavier through NBC Washington’s Barbara Harrison and Wednesday’s Child, an organization that partners with local broadcast media to feature foster children waiting to be adopted. Xavier visited our studio
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP to the Jubilee Support Alliance Board of Directors. Founded in 1984 by a group of Washington, DC business leaders, the Jubilee Support Alliance (JSA) brings in-kind and financial resources to Jubilee Housing, an Adams Morgan based, affordable-housing nonprofit.
We celebrated the groundbreaking for 3825 Georgia Avenue, NW on Monday, April 27th with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Donatelli Development, Mosaic Urban Partners and McCullough Construction. The project will transform an existing vacant lot into a new 5-story multifamily development one block north of the Petworth Metro station. This transit-oriented, urban infill project will provide 32 units, 7