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Thursday, July 14 2022

The Art of a New Life

PARK + FORD, ALEXANDRIA, VA1,031,892 SF | Adaptive Use | Office to Residential | Multifamily | Master Planning | 435 Units Scattered throughout our cities and suburbs is a multitude of aged, underutilized office buildings that are often located in highly desirable transit-accessible areas. And as noted by Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP, the greenest

Tuesday, June 14 2022

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Newest Digital Fabrication Studio

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to announce the completed installation of its Digital Fabrication Studio! This transformative venture prompted the conversion of the office basement into the Firm’s successful studio. Our team integrates appropriate technology into all facets of our work and utilizes the latest software, including Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite

Monday, March 28 2022

Contemporary Design Meets Colonial Village

MIDTOWN ROW, WILLIAMSBURG, VA410,000 SF | Master Planning | Multifamily | Residential | Student Housing | New Construction | Mixed-Use | Retail | 240 Units Inspired by historic context, bright colors give each building its own identity while breaking up the façade and provide scale and rhythm to passersby. The four mixed-use buildings generate connections

Wednesday, May 19 2021

Living Legacy in LeDroit Park

Historic Slowe and Carver Halls provided housing for single war workers and then Howard University students for an impressive 75-year span, but each had reached the end its useful life as this specific dormitory design. Both buildings were designed by Hilyard Robinson, a distinguished architect and the first African American to earn an architecture degree from Columbia University (B.Arch,1924 and M.S. in Architecture, 1931).

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS along with client team Urban Investment Partners and Neighborhood Development Company creatively and painstakingly transformed the two Howard University dormitory buildings into 164 moderately priced apartments while preserving a historically significantly piece of the LeDroit Park community. These three-story apartment budlings offer the only high-density multifamily residences in the walkable and public transit-oriented neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 9 2021

New and Historic: Fostering Urban Communities

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.

Wednesday, October 30 2019

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!

Wednesday, October 16 2019

The New Urban Campus

Twelve years in the making, the Capital One parcel master plan focuses on several key goals: establishment of an urban street grid linking to the surrounding community; a mix of uses and density, particularly in proximity to the McLean Metro Station; establishment of an inter-connected network of pedestrian-oriented amenities; and environmental stewardship and sustainable urban development.

Thursday, April 4 2019

Project Completion :: Historic Restoration and Addition

tilden hall

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has restored and added to the historic Tilden Hall, a 1924 Colonial Revival-style apartment building situated on the corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW and Tilden Street, NW. The project added 25 new units in a contemporary addition while restoring and modernizing the main lobby, corridors, and 76 apartments in the existing building for a total of 101 apartments.

Friday, June 29 2018

Doubling Down in Petworth

Petworth is now home to two recently completed Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS condominium buildings for12 new households. The design of both buildings focuses on scale, rhythm, proportion, materiality, and density to ensure these modern insertions respect and fit seamlessly into their contexts.