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Monday, March 11 2019

Study in Contrast: A Spring Feature

With a thoughtful blend of contemporary and historic elements, Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ David Haresign, FAIA and Adam Greene, AIA transformed a century-old log cabin in Chevy Chase into the open, modern home the client envisioned. The seamless juxtaposition of old and new in this renovation and addition project inspired Home & Design magazine’s Deborah Dietsch to tell the story through an eight-page spread in the Spring Edition.

Wednesday, January 23 2019

B|HA Hosts Externship for University of Virginia Architecture Students

With 5 University of Virginia alumni currently on our team, we were very excited to host a week-long externship for two students from the School of Architecture: Audrey Liu, a second year MArch candidate, and Rhett Lin, a fourth year undergraduate student. The externship provides a glimpse into the professional life of a designer in an architecture firm with exposure to all aspects of practice.

Thursday, January 3 2019

Our Recent Approvals Successes

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ successful history achieving entitlements continues with over 125 approvals from federal and local zoning, architectural, and historic preservation review boards. In 2018, we continued the successful run with nine recent entitlements approvals in Washington D.C., the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland. Congratulations to

Tuesday, July 31 2018

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Welcomes New Team Members

At Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, our talented people are what drive the unique and innovative design solutions to the challenges of our neighborhoods. Our professional design staff is our most important asset and we’re excited for this opportunity to welcome aboard a creative and diverse group of architects and designers that have joined us over the past year.

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, April 6 2018

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Thought Leaders Take the Podium

In February, manufacturers, distributors, and masonry suppliers from around the country gathered in Charlotte, NC for the Brick Industry Association’s 2018 Brick Forum where Bill Bonstra, FAIA, was honored as Keynote Speaker.

In November, Jeremy Arnold, Rob McClennan, and Jack Devilbiss delivered a presentation in Richmond, VA at the 2017 Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) on Retail Flexibility and Resilience.

Catch the full presentations here!

Wednesday, March 14 2018

reBIRTH :: Washington, DC 50 Years After 1968

EXHIBITION: April 2 – June 1, 2018 | OPENING RECEPTION: April 3
1968 was a year of upheaval across the country. Washington, DC was not immune to the economic and social repercussions affecting American cities in the wake of post-World War II suburbanization.

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.

Tuesday, July 11 2017

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Wins AIA Award of Excellence

We are pleased to share the news of our most recent design award from the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter, an Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture for The Sanctuary at 819 D Street, NE. This 30-unit church-to-condo conversion project was completed in early January after over 2 years of complex entitlements and construction.