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Monday, March 14 2022

2021 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Wins Preservation Review Board and Excellence of Design Awards. We are excited to share the news of our most recent design award from the DC Preservation League for Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation. Carver and Slowe Halls received the Historic Preservation Review Board Chair’s Award and The Kanawha received Award

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.