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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

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

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.

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

Monday, June 8 2015

Celebrating Design Excellence with AIA Northern Virginia

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce that two projects, 11141 Georgia Avenue and Woodley Wardman, were recognized with Awards of Excellence in the 2015 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards program. On Thursday, June 4th, our team celebrated this year’s award-winning projects with AIA NOVA at the Washington Library at Mount Vernon in Alexandria.

Friday, May 1 2015

WBJ Best “Rehab” Real Estate Deal of 2014 | 11141 Georgia Avenue

11141 Georgia Avenue is the recipient of a Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2014 Award. Specifically, the project was recognized with the superlative “Best Rehab Project” at the WBJ Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 30th!     Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to be a part of the team that brought