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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.

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.

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.

Thursday, August 3 2017

Interior Architecture :: Revitalizing Multifamily Buildings

Common area upgrades, new amenities, and repurposed spaces create leasing advantages in a competitive marketplace. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has designed over 200 multifamily renovation and restoration projects in Washington, DC. We believe in the power of contemporary design to reinforce and complement the architecture of an existing building. We update multi-family living environments to

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.

Thursday, March 9 2017

PROJECT COMPLETION: The Sanctuary at 819 D Street, NE

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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, 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

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