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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!

Tuesday, July 9 2019

Case Study: A New Generation of Housing in LeDroit Park

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has transformed two military-style dormitories into modern luxe apartments in the historic LeDroit Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. We’ve developed a case study that discusses some of the key design challenges and creative solutions to reallocate space and revitalize the historic buildings; our design process is explained through diagrams, renderings, photos and explanation.

Tuesday, April 23 2019

Construction Watch Tour: Ora Apartments

2144 California

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.

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.

Monday, March 11 2019

Study in Contrast: A Spring Feature

With a thoughtful blend of contemporary and historic elements, Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ David Haresign, FAIA and Adam Greene, AIA transformed a century-old log cabin in Chevy Chase into the open, modern home the client envisioned. The seamless juxtaposition of old and new in this renovation and addition project inspired Home & Design magazine’s Deborah Dietsch to tell the story through an eight-page spread in the Spring Edition.

Wednesday, January 23 2019

B|HA Hosts Externship for University of Virginia Architecture Students

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.

Thursday, August 3 2017

Interior Architecture :: Revitalizing Multifamily Buildings

Common area upgrades, new amenities, and repurposed spaces create leasing advantages in a competitive marketplace. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has designed over 200 multifamily renovation and restoration projects in Washington, DC. We believe in the power of contemporary design to reinforce and complement the architecture of an existing building. We update multi-family living environments to

Wednesday, March 2 2016

Creating Vibrant Community-Serving Environments | Our Urban Retail Approach

1728 Fourteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC – Recipient of the 2015 NAIOP DC/MD Award of Excellence – Best Stand Alone Retail Photograph by Anice Hoachlander Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS brings a fresh perspective to the design of vibrant and community-serving retail environments that reflect a contemporary aesthetic and which meet consumer demand for authentic brick-and-mortar

Tuesday, October 6 2015

Celebrating Excellence at the 2015 NAIOP MD/DC Awards Gala

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