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Wednesday, June 16 2021

Join Us for A’21 Day 1!

Join Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS tomorrow, Day 1 of the four-day immersive digital experience with a powerhouse lineup of seminars and keynotes where you’ll hear from the best in architecture and design! David Haresign, FAIA, will be leading a seminar on firm resilience alongside Barbara Campagna, FAIA, moderated by William Richards. Get your tickets now! We hope to see you there.

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.

Monday, April 19 2021

AIA Potomac Valley Webinar: Marketing Your Architecture Firm

Robust marketing is a primary requirement for successful architecture firms. David Haresign, FAIA is participating with a panel of national and local experts on Tuesday, April 20 to discuss the marketing strategies that have been proven to win business and retain clients. AIA Potomac Valley will facilitate an informative discussion that will provide attendees with a spectrum of tips and strategies for developing a strong marketing program for design firms. We hope to see you online for this lively discussion!

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Friday, April 2 2021

BISNOW DIGITAL SUMMIT: GREATER D.C. REPOSITIONING AND ADAPTIVE REUSE

On Wednesday, April 7, many of D.C.’s developers, architects, city officials, and more will join Bisnow’s Digital Summit to discuss strategies and challenges for Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse in Greater D.C. Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS’ Partner Bill Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP will be speaking on the topic including his experience leading the design of several notable adaptive reuse projects throughout the region.

Attendees will learn how owners and developers are making the switch from office to multifamily, how investors are financing their repositioning techniques, and other trends and forms of repositioning such as church or hotel to residential, retail to industrial, etc. We hope to see you online for this lively discussion and networking event.

Tuesday, March 23 2021

New to Our Team in 2021

We proudly celebrate our 4 new team members, who have joined us in 2021: Alanna Gladney, Gabriela Fuentes, Sumayia Samad, Jhave Buenaventura, and our Intern and Extern, Matt Gilmore and Oliver Church. Our people are our most valuable resource. These new team members were thoughtfully selected by the partners for their creativity, intelligence and talent, for their ability to operate in our collegial studio environment, and for their commitment and interest in our collaborative culture that values our clients, the community, continuing education, and the advancement of our profession.

Please join us in welcoming these dedicated individuals who passionately believe in the power of design to positively shape the world.

Tuesday, March 9 2021

New and Historic: Fostering Urban Communities

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS recently completed two residential projects across the city that uniquely enhance the urban fabric and reinforce a connection between their residents and the community.  A new infill project along the lively H Street corridor reflects the neighborhood’s energy and diversity, with a contrast of materials and forms in a contemporary composition that relates to the proportions of its re-purposed Victorian neighbors. A Foggy Bottom rowhouse built in the late 1880’s is preserved and revitalized for a client legacy with a contemporary style and creative design solutions to allow sunlight to penetrate into a narrow building envelope.

Thursday, February 4 2021

Elevating Leaders

We are thrilled to celebrate the following individuals on their well-deserved promotions. Please join us in congratulating their achievements!

Wednesday, December 30 2020

Reflecting on a Groundbreaking 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect on a year that has presented unforeseen challenges that our team, together with our clients and consultants, has worked diligently to overcome. We are fortunate to work in a resilient industry, essential to the health of our economy and providing housing for all, with five of our projects across the region breaking ground and beginning to come to life.

The Augusta, 3831 Georgia Avenue, NW | Washington, DC

917 Kennedy Street, NW | Washington, DC

Park + Ford | Alexandria, VA

The Cadence | Arlington, VA

Paulist Fathers’ Residence and Mission House | Washington, DC

Thursday, November 12 2020

Emerging Architects, Leaders, Teachers

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is committed to leadership development and the professional advancement of each individual on our close-knit team. From entry level through senior and associate level positions, our team members engage with the profession and the community by educating the public on the architect’s role in improving the built and natural environments, participating in industry awards programs, and promoting community through a commitment to a variety of professional, civic and volunteer organizations.