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Tuesday, January 19 2016

High Design, High Purpose | Our Affordable Housing Commitment

PROJECT UPDATES Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS supports affordable housing as a basic right and a cornerstone of smart growth. We are dedicated to designing dignified affordable housing projects which deliver the same high quality design as market-rate housing and seamlessly integrate into their communities. Our completed affordable housing projects have delivered over 500 affordable units,

Friday, September 4 2015

Saint Mark’s Church | A Symbol of Continuity + Evolution

PROJECT COMPLETION:: A recognized landmark of architectural and historic significance, the Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church has served its Capitol Hill community since the late 19th Century. Today, a historically conscientious renovation has updated the church’s support spaces to better meet its needs, while sensitively adding to the existing building envelope. Saint Mark’s Church sits at

Thursday, September 3 2015

The Southern Rustic Cabin

A stunning new book, The Southern Rustic Cabin by Emily J. Followill, features a chapter on the Hazel River Cabin, a vacation retreat designed by Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. The chapter on Hazel River Cabin, “A Home in Three Acts,” tells the story of David Haresign, FAIA’s collaboration with client Joe Svatos in combining a

Monday, June 8 2015

Celebrating Design Excellence with AIA Northern Virginia

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce that two projects, 11141 Georgia Avenue and Woodley Wardman, were recognized with Awards of Excellence in the 2015 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards program. On Thursday, June 4th, our team celebrated this year’s award-winning projects with AIA NOVA at the Washington Library at Mount Vernon in Alexandria.

Friday, May 1 2015

WBJ Best “Rehab” Real Estate Deal of 2014 | 11141 Georgia Avenue

11141 Georgia Avenue is the recipient of a Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2014 Award. Specifically, the project was recognized with the superlative “Best Rehab Project” at the WBJ Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 30th!     Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is proud to be a part of the team that brought

Monday, March 2 2015

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Wins National Design Recognition for Two DC Projects: Builder’s Choice Award and NAIOP Award of Excellence

We are thrilled to share news of our two most recent design awards: a NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence for Crestview Retail and a Builder’s Choice Award for Woodley Wardman. Crestview Retail : A Catalyst for Smart Growth Photography by Anice Hoachlander. Completed in 2014, Crestview Retail is the recipient of a 2014 NAIOP MD/DC Award of

Friday, January 30 2015

11141 Georgia Avenue :: Breaking the Box

The completion of our most recent project, 11141 Georgia Avenue, concludes the transformation of a drab,1960s 5-story office building into a dramatic 12-story, 194-unit apartment tower in Wheaton, Maryland. Targeted to a young demographic seeking an affordable and convenient urban lifestyle, the project includes a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units, along with two levels

Wednesday, October 29 2014

Our Recent Approvals Success

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ unblemished track record, with over 100 entitlements for zoning and historic preservation in all DC metropolitan area jurisdictions, continues with our most recent entitlements approvals in Washington D.C., Fairfax County and Arlington County. Congratulations to our clients and project teams!

Tuesday, August 19 2014

2014 Awards Sweep

We are thrilled to share the recent recognition of three Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS projects: CITTA 50, Hazel River Cabin and Solstice Baltimore. CITTA 50 – Brick in Architecture The Brick Industry Association (BIA) announced that CITTA 50 is among the winners of the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards by the Brick Institute of America, the