The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) has announced that David Haresign, FAIA, a founding partner of Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, has been selected to receive the 2021 Centennial Medal, the Chapter’s highest honor.
With a career spanning more than 45 years, David is a widely recognized leader of the Washington region’s design community. David is 2013 Past President of AIA|DC and board leader from 2009 – 2014, and co-chaired the Host Chapter Committee for the 2012 National AIA Conference in Washington, DC. David organized and chaired two major, highly successful exhibits at the District Architecture Center focusing on architects’ impact on the city – reVISION :: THINKING BIG and reBIRTH :: Washington, DC 50 Years after 1968. David continues to contribute to AIA|DC through his continued very active leadership in the Design Excellence Committee and in the Fellows Committee, and through his active mentorship of emerging and mid-career architects and designers. David is a sought-after design critic, and a frequent lecturer and panelist on current architecture and practice at regional universities, and national and local conferences.
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.