Robust marketing is a primary requirement for successful architecture firms. David Haresign, FAIA is participating with a panel of national and local experts on Tuesday, April 20 to discuss the marketing strategies that have been proven to win business and retain clients. AIA Potomac Valley will facilitate an informative discussion that will provide attendees with a spectrum of tips and strategies for developing a strong marketing program for design firms. We hope to see you online for this lively discussion!
On Wednesday, April 7, many of D.C.’s developers, architects, city officials, and more will join Bisnow’s Digital Summit to discuss strategies and challenges for Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse in Greater D.C. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Partner Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP will be speaking on the topic including his experience leading the design of several notable adaptive reuse projects throughout the region.
Attendees will learn how owners and developers are making the switch from office to multifamily, how investors are financing their repositioning techniques, and other trends and forms of repositioning such as church or hotel to residential, retail to industrial, etc. We hope to see you online for this lively discussion and networking event.
Each year, representatives from the Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS team participate in Washington, DC’s Gingertown hosted by David M. Schwartz Architects. This year, there were over 45 firms represented, and we were proud to be an “Elf Sponsor” supporting the Children’s National Medical Center, Community of Hope, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, the Wendt Center, So Others Might Eat and more. Our Gingerbread creation, San GINGER Maggiore (after San Giorgio Maggiore), fit nicely into the Venice Grand Canal master plan, and was awarded the Judge’s Choice Award! While many teams brought stencils and pre-assembled pieces for their buildings, our design came together in a team effort on the spot. Check out our design process and selected materials!
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS and the National Building Museum are hosting a Construction Watch Tour of the renovation and façade rehabilitation of 2144 California Street, NW in Washington, DC. Join B|HA’s Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, Aaron Margolis, AIA, and Robert Kuentzel for a tour of this 1959 mid-century modern apartment building featuring 113 reconfigured units. The renovation includes an enhanced lobby, public areas, upgraded elevators, and a fitness facility culminating with a landscaped roof deck affording spectacular views to the Potomac River and beyond.
On Wednesday, over 300 of D.C.’s developers, architects, city officials, and more will gather at the Hamilton Live to discuss how to best tackle the affordable housing crisis and make a lasting impact for D.C. residents to come. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Partner Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP will be speaking on the topic, Developing Affordable Housing in Booming Areas.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to partner with the National Building Museum as a sponsor of the second annual Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF: D.C.), the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. On Thursday, February 21st, the film festival’s Opening Night celebration in Washington, D.C. will include the premier screening of Frank Gehry: Building Justice, a thought-provoking film on what it would mean to re-design the American prison, followed by a private reception and panel discussion. The festival will continue through Sunday, February 24th, screening films every 30 minutes beginning at 5pm on Friday.
With 5 University of Virginia alumni currently on our team, we were very excited to host a week-long externship for two students from the School of Architecture: Audrey Liu, a second year MArch candidate, and Rhett Lin, a fourth year undergraduate student. The externship provides a glimpse into the professional life of a designer in an architecture firm with exposure to all aspects of practice.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS hosted our second developer networking series, Developing Success in the District, led by McLean Mortgage team members, Chris Geier and Andy Stewart. On Wednesday, April 25th, over 60 members of the DC development community gathered in our office on the vibrant 14th Street Corridor to connect with colleagues over drinks and hors d’oeuvers, and to hear four distinguished panelists discuss a variety of relevant topics, trends, and best practices.
In February, manufacturers, distributors, and masonry suppliers from around the country gathered in Charlotte, NC for the Brick Industry Association’s 2018 Brick Forum where Bill Bonstra, FAIA, was honored as Keynote Speaker.
In November, Jeremy Arnold, Rob McClennan, and Jack Devilbiss delivered a presentation in Richmond, VA at the 2017 Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) on Retail Flexibility and Resilience.
Catch the full presentations here!