2022 Awards Recap
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to share that six of our completed projects were recognized with 15 national, regional and local design and industry awards in 2022. Congratulations to our clients, consultant partners, general contractors, and our team at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS for achieving these recognitions! PARK + FORD Clients: LOWE Enterprises, USAA General Contractor:
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Wins 8 Industry Design Awards
We are thrilled to share the news that 6 of our projects completed in the past year have been recognized with various industry awards from the AIA DC and Northern Virginia Chapters and NAIOP DC | MD. Congratulations to our clients, consultants and talented B|HA team members, and to our general contractors for executing these projects!
Join Us for A’21 Day 1!
Join Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS tomorrow, Day 1 of the four-day immersive digital experience with a powerhouse lineup of seminars and keynotes where you’ll hear from the best in architecture and design! David Haresign, FAIA, will be leading a seminar on firm resilience alongside Barbara Campagna, FAIA, moderated by William Richards. Get your tickets now! We hope to see you there.
Our Recent Approvals
Across federal and local jurisdictions in the region, Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has obtained community support and approvals on projects that require careful analysis and design solutions responding to unique urban conditions, while maximizing value for our clients. With over 150 entitlements awarded on more than 75 projects, we maintain a 100% approval rate. Most recently, B|HA worked closely with the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning, the Bethesda Board of Architectural Review and the Montgomery County Planning Board (MCPB) on projects located in Silver Spring, MD and Bethesda, MD, and with the DC Office of Planning (DCOP) and the Zoning Commission on an affordable housing project in Washington, DC.
Williamsburg’s New Retail and Student Housing Goes Vertical
The Midtown Row mixed-use development in Williamsburg, VA is taking shape as steel and concrete podiums are in place and wood framing is complete on multiple buildings. Midtown Row includes four new mixed-use buildings with 70,000 square feet of retail, office, and housing for over 620 residents, two grocery-anchored shopping centers with community-serving retail, an activated community green space, and parking garage. Buildings 1 and 4, the two larger L-shaped buildings, will be the first to be constructed. Building 1 will serve as the main hub for community and resident interaction. It will house the leasing office and a series of amenity spaces for the residents including an exterior patio with a pool.
A New Mission in Little Rome
Changing trends in the religious sector are increasingly leading many clerical orders to capitalize on the value of their land by selling all or parts of it for redevelopment, while in turn building smaller, more versatile and efficient facilities. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is working on one such project with the Paulist Fathers, who are building a new right-sized mission house and residence as the last of a series of redevelopments of the Paulist’s land in the Brookland neighborhood, DC’s “Little Rome”.
Learning and Leading in 2020
Last semester, the firm welcomed to the studio a talented intern, Michael Njo, an IPAL student from The Catholic University of America. The IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure) program was created by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 2015. The program offers a dynamic, innovative path to licensure for students who are dedicated to becoming an architect by integrating the opportunity to gain the real-world experience necessary to complete the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) and ensuring that each IPAL student can take all six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).
2019 Awards Recap :: Closing Out the Decade With a Bang!
The Maycroft: Justice Housing Helps Residents Live Their Best Lives
Justice Housing is deeply affordable housing in thriving neighborhoods, with supportive services onsite and within walking distance of grocery, education, and health services. The Maycroft is located in the lively, walkable Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC and is now home to 64 deserving families. The 1920’s-era historic building has been completely restored in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and has received historic tax credits, approval from the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment, receipt of New Market Tax Credits, and Enterprise Green Communities sustainable design, to name a few. The Maycroft achieves the Enterprise Green Community’s top rating and was financed through a wide variety of funding vehicles. In fact, its final historic tax credit certificate was received this past Tuesday!