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®).
Our firm’s collective involvement with industry and professional organizations is led by the participation of our Partners. Their roles in the community and recent election to the Boards of two distinguished organizations establish a solid foundation for our staff at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS to build on. In this week’s #DesignLINE, we highlight the missions and some of the latest happenings at the National Building Museum and the International Student House in Washington, DC.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS team members are engaged with the community by providing service as board leaders, conducting pro bono projects, and educating the public and the profession. Our passion and committment go beyond the studio through our involvement in organizations such as those highlighted in this article.
At Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, our talented people are what drive the unique and innovative design solutions to the challenges of our neighborhoods. Our professional design staff is our most important asset and we’re excited for this opportunity to welcome aboard a creative and diverse group of architects and designers that have joined us over the past year.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS operates in a collegial studio environment – 25 passionate architects and designers brought together by a shared desire to create environments in which people thrive. We are inspired by socially responsible and sustainable design to create healthy communities in the built environment. We embrace the challenges of site and context, and
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS has grown! We are beyond excited to welcome seven new coworkers to our team! Andy, Ashley, Megan, Eduardo, Jessica, Sean and Danielle have come on board over the past months, selected based on their creativity, intelligence and accomplishment. Our people are our most valuable resource and we are pleased to welcome
We dove into the holiday season last night at Gingertown DC, where we had a sweet time constructing the Go-Diva Scuba School, complete with a shark-infested rooftop training pool. Each December, local AEC firms gather to construct an entire town out of gingerbread (this year’s theme was Gingerbeach)! After the event, the lots are donated
Congratulations to our own Rob McClennan, AIA who was inducted into the George Washington Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI)! Lambda Alpha International is an honorary, non-political professional society devoted to the advancement of land economics. Membership in Lambda Alpha is by invitation only and reserved for those who have built a compelling reputation of