We are excited to share that associate partner John Edwards, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined The Committee of 100 on the Federal City as a member of the planning committee, and David Haresign, FAIA has been elected as Vice President of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Alumni Foundation Board. Associate Partner
We are excited to announce the official book launch of Designing Community, a commemoration of more than two decades of Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS award-winning work and transformative community contributions. It is an honor to have such talented, creative, and dedicated architects who allow us to realize our mission in creating remarkable architecture that amplifies
Building a Better Downtown Silver Spring: William J. Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, is appointed to the Silver Spring Design Advisory Panel
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is excited to announce that Senior Partner William J. Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the newly formed Silver Spring Design Advisory Panel (DAP). The DAP is a diverse, five-member group of experts in architecture and design, urban design, landscape architecture, and development, who provide design excellence project review
William J. Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP Chair of MAPP’s Board of Visitors & Involvement as a Recognized Design Leader. Over his 40 year participation as a dedicated alumnus, Bill has been a demonstrated design leader and advocate to The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (MAPP). He was named Chair of MAPP’s
Montgomery County, Maryland’s growing and increasingly diverse population requires the development of various housing typologies to meet the needs of a wide range of resident demographics. Our clients, along with the county, are filling these urban voids with innovative, intergenerational communities that include moderately priced dwelling units (MDPUs), senior housing, and multi-unit, clustered “missing middle” housing. New projects in Wheaton with affordable housing developer AHC Inc., and in Bethesda with market-rate developer Acumen, have received Montgomery County Certified Site Plan (CSP) approvals and will offer a combined 268 new residential units.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS recently completed two residential projects across the city that uniquely enhance the urban fabric and reinforce a connection between their residents and the community. A new infill project along the lively H Street corridor reflects the neighborhood’s energy and diversity, with a contrast of materials and forms in a contemporary composition that relates to the proportions of its re-purposed Victorian neighbors. A Foggy Bottom rowhouse built in the late 1880’s is preserved and revitalized for a client legacy with a contemporary style and creative design solutions to allow sunlight to penetrate into a narrow building envelope.
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.
The past few months have reinforced the importance of teamwork in the face of health challenges, and confrontation of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in society and in our profession. Our ongoing focus and attention on our team composition has allowed us to build, grow and develop our most valuable asset: our people. The most recent additions to our dynamic team bring talent, perspective, energy, creativity, and skill that make our solutions for each project unique to its special circumstances.