Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS firmly believes that architecture and design transform communities and inspire people. We are a firm of 30 creative architects and designers – problem-solvers who thrive on delivering innovative, vibrant solutions to the challenges of emerging cities and neighborhoods.


Each of our projects is shaped by a process of thoughtful analysis, discovery and collaboration, leading to unique and creative solutions for clients and locations.


Our diverse body of work – urban infill, mixed-use, transit-oriented development, historic preservation, adaptive use, and intimate interiors – demonstrates our broad focus on complex issues and the skills required to create transformative, integrated and sustainable communities.


We deliver beautiful, integrated, living environments that inspire change and enhance the human condition. We are contextual modernists designing sustainable, well-crafted and memorable buildings. Our projects artfully respond to each stakeholder’s needs, and to each site’s unique context.


Attention to detail, precision, accuracy and efficiency distinguish our work no matter what size or building type. Regardless of complexity, scale, scope or budget, we maximize value for clients and community by understanding constraints and crafting unique solutions.


We are committed to creating a better community – we commit our time to advancing design in the profession and the civic realm. We advocate for quality in the design of our built environment, through teaching, leadership of professional and civic organizations, speaking engagements, and public advocacy.


Frequently challenged with existing buildings, historic structures, difficult sites, complicated phasing, tight budgets and schedules, community engagement and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, we have mastered these complexities to design unique, innovative, iconic and sustainable solutions.


We work in a collegial studio environment that encourages integrated exploration, a dialogue of discovery, and collaborative contribution. Our culture embraces diversity – in perspective, voice and skills. Each project is led by partners with hands-on participation from conception through completion.

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Featured Projects


We are award-winning architects committed to delivering beautiful, integrated, living environments. Our projects have been recognized by our peers and by the communities they serve for their design excellence.

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Our work has been featured in over 60 national and regional publications including The Washington Post, Residential Architect, UrbanLand, Inform and Builder Magazine.

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Our Firm

We operate in a collegial studio environment where each team member participates in all aspects of project design, development and execution.

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