Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS recognizes the importance of a healthy office environment for the well-being of its employees, and continually strives to improve and maintain these spaces. One sound way to improve air quality, enhance visuals, as well as employee alertness and energy levels is by bringing nature inside of the building through living green walls. Over the past half century, a notable increase of urban dwellers has led to an increase in air pollution and loss of green spaces. Living green walls infuse office interiors with life-renewing greenery. They offer an inspirational and aesthetically intriguing natural boost to employee morale. The structures of living, breathing plant life create the “wow factor” so many designers seek while championing sustainability. The benefits of green walls are felt in our office every day.
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®).
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is driven by our talented and diverse teams; our people are our most valuable asset who help our clients to achieve innovative design solutions for the unique challenges of neighborhoods, communities and markets. Over the past year, we are fortunate to have new architects, designers, and industry leaders join our design studio who bring skills, perspective, energy, and personality to our dynamic team. Please join us welcoming them.
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.
A very warm thank you to everyone who joined us last week at our office open house. We had a great time and we were delighted so many people made the effort to come and help us celebrate! When we first opened for business on 14th Street in 1999 (only blocks away from our current
We were honored to receive three Awards of Excellence at the 2015 NAIOP MD/DC Awards Gala on Thursday, October 1st where we celebrated with our clients, Lowe Enterprises and Perseus Realty, staff, friends and professional colleagues at the Willard Hotel! THE HIVE – OUR NEW STUDIO AT 1728 Award of Excellence – Interiors The Hive, our
PROJECT COMPLETION Last winter, we announced that we were relocating our offices from an historic Dupont Circle row home to a new studio, located in our recently completed mixed-use project at 1728 Fourteenth Street, NW. Our office move has marked a transformation in firm culture: our new vibrant and open studio has dramatically enhanced our
On November 21st, Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is moving to a recently completed mixed-use building designed for Perseus Realty at 1728 Fourteenth Street, NW. Located above the new West Elm store, our third-floor studio will dramatically enhance our project collaboration, ease communication and provide state-of-the-art conferencing facilities for the firm, our clients and