Design Line
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

Crestview Retail

Photography by Anice Hoachlander.

Completed in 2014, Crestview Retail is the recipient of a 2014 NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence for Best Stand Alone Retail.

The four-unit, 6,000 SF retail development is a catalyst for Prince George’s County’s current small area plan for converting an underserved commercial stretch of suburban roadway into a denser, urban-style setting. Careful coordination with county planning staff resulted in a design that satisfied the owner’s program while providing a useful first step for the long term plan for the site.

The building’s design language is consistently carried throughout the project. Masonry striping and color changes create a rhythmic facade. Large glass openings and broad bay show windows pin-wheel beyond and above each facade. These glass corner towers establish a strong visual presence for multiple entries.

Congratulations to our client, Broad Street, LLC, to our primary contractor, Eichberg Construction, and to our talented staff and consultants: Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc., Structura, Inc., and Capitol Engineering Group.

Woodley Wardman : Contemporary Design Strengthens Historical Context

Woodley Wardman

Photography by Max Mackenzie.

Woodley Wardman is the recipient of a 2014 Builder’s Choice Award of Merit in the multi-family housing category.

Located prominently within the Woodley Park Historic District, this 39-unit residential adaptive re-use / urban infill project respectfully integrates a contemporary addition behind four restored historic townhouses built by Harry Wardman, a prolific residential developer.

The judges were impressed by how responsive the building is to the needs of the site and to the diversity in its neighborhood: “Exemplary of a drive to analyze historic architecture, reinterpret and strengthen the building,” said one juror, “Woodley Wardman Condominiums fits right into this urban environment.”

Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP remarked on Woodley Wardman’s juxtaposition of old and new to Builder’s Choice: “Contemporary architecture strengthens the historical urban environment. Without new construction, cities will die.”

Congratulations to our client, MMg Development, and to our talented staff and consultants: : Renovations Unlimited, Rathgeber/Goss Associates, PC, EHT Traceries, Pillsbury Winthrop, and Capitol Engineering Group.