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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, April 4 2019

Project Completion :: Historic Restoration and Addition

tilden hall

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has restored and added to the historic Tilden Hall, a 1924 Colonial Revival-style apartment building situated on the corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW and Tilden Street, NW. The project added 25 new units in a contemporary addition while restoring and modernizing the main lobby, corridors, and 76 apartments in the existing building for a total of 101 apartments.

Tuesday, October 16 2018

On the Boards :: Expanding Our Reach

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS staff and partners are working hard on the design and special historic and zoning approvals for a number of innovative, mixed-use projects throughout the Washington Region and beyond. Together these urban projects include over 500 new residential units and provide street-front retail environments, live/work office space and rooftop amenities for new residents. We are excited to share the progress of five unique projects currently underway in our studio with several beginning construction in the next quarter.

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.

Thursday, September 15 2016

September Project Updates

As the first days of fall approach, so too do many of our project completion dates. We showcase the progress that The One Five and Somerset Cabin V4.0 have made this season by highlighting the design and construction process through imagery and text.

Tuesday, May 17 2016

Breaking Ground on 10th Street Flats | Coming Soon to Clarendon, Virginia

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS celebrated breaking ground on 10th Street Flats. The project is a 143-unit, five-story mixed-use building that features luxury, affordable, and live/work units as well as ground-floor retail and office space.

Monday, March 14 2016

Project Tour | 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Last Friday, we toured our latest multifamily residential project at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The 41-unit condominium on Capitol Hill repairs the urban fabric by filling a gap in the street wall. The four-story building features terraces for ground-level units, underground parking and rooftop amenity space with views of the US Capitol. The project harmonizes

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,

Monday, May 11 2015

Join us for a Construction Watch Tour of St. Albans Athletic Fields

  Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce that the renovation of the St. Albans School athletic fields continues into its final stages. Extensive re-grading of the historic site accommodates cascading terraces for new tennis courts, multi-purpose and baseball playing fields. The renovation program includes the addition of eight accessory structures: tennis pavilion, baseball