The Archer, a historic 1927, 6-story apartment building located across from the National Cathedral, was rich in character but in need of renovation. The client required a design program that would preserve and maintain the building’s existing character while updating the public spaces, and enhancing amenities to attract modern residents. The renovation program involves improvements to the main entry, lobby and common area corridors as well as limited improvements to unit interiors, including cabinetry, finishes, fixtures, accessories, and provision for future HVAC system updates. Additionally, the ground floor is reconfigured to incorporate new amenities including a fitness center.