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Friday, June 29 2018

Doubling Down in Petworth

Petworth is now home to two recently completed Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS condominium buildings for12 new households. The design of both buildings focuses on scale, rhythm, proportion, materiality, and density to ensure these modern insertions respect and fit seamlessly into their contexts.

Friday, October 13 2017

Clarendon Connections

The story of the Ten at Clarendon spans seven years and three different building designs as CRC Companies LLC successfully aggregated empty buildings and lots along 10th Street North in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. Stretching longer than a football field, the new five-story, 143-unit mixed-use building offers a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments.

Thursday, June 29 2017

Completing the Urban Puzzle :: 3 Residential Projects Enhance Our Neighborhoods

Three new multifamily residential buildings in Washington, DC with a combined 93 units and over 121,000 square feet have recently hit the market. Each building uniquely fills a gap in its urban surroundings while providing new homes and amenities to a wide range of DC residents.

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.

Friday, October 7 2016

4th & Rhode Island Avenue Housing | A Catalyst for Urban Growth

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.

Wednesday, June 15 2016

Jackson Crossing | From an Industrial Past to a Contemporary Affordable 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.

Tuesday, January 19 2016

High Design, High Purpose | Our Affordable Housing Commitment

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,

Friday, September 4 2015

Saint Mark’s Church | A Symbol of Continuity + Evolution

PROJECT COMPLETION:: A recognized landmark of architectural and historic significance, the Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church has served its Capitol Hill community since the late 19th Century. Today, a historically conscientious renovation has updated the church’s support spaces to better meet its needs, while sensitively adding to the existing building envelope. Saint Mark’s Church sits at

Tuesday, August 18 2015

The Hive | Our New Studio at 1728

PROJECT COMPLETION Last winter, we announced that we were relocating our offices from an historic Dupont Circle row home to a new studio, located in our recently completed mixed-use project at 1728 Fourteenth Street, NW. Our office move has marked a transformation in firm culture: our new vibrant and open studio has dramatically enhanced our