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Friday, January 5 2024

2023 Awards Recap

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is thrilled to share that six of our completed projects have been recognized with 12 national, regional, and local industry awards in 2023! Congratulations to our clients, consultant partners, general contractors, and our team at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS for envisioning, financing, designing, entitling, and implementing these projects that achieved these recognitions! 

Wednesday, December 6 2023

Licensure and Accreditation at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

Throughout one’s career, achievement of professional milestones are important moments of celebration and reflection. These achievements demonstrate commitment to the future to inspire, engage, and strengthen the design profession and Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. In recent months, we are proud to have recognized pivotal accomplishments for several team members including architectural licensure and sustainability standards accreditation!

Monday, October 23 2023

Reassembled Cultural Heritage

Composition Reinforces and Expands Historic Retail The creative transformation of the 508 K Street, NW project demonstrates sound preservation planning, collaboration, and architectural ingenuity. Located at the intersection of Sixth and K Streets, NW in the heart of the Mount Vernon Triangle district, the project seamlessly combines and reconstructs three historic buildings—a 1920s Lord Baltimore Filling Station, a

Wednesday, September 20 2023

Celebrating New Appointments: Community and Academic Engagement

We are excited to share that associate partner John Edwards, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined The Committee of 100 on the Federal City as a member of the planning committee, and David Haresign, FAIA has been elected as Vice President of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Alumni Foundation Board. Associate Partner

Monday, August 21 2023

2023 AIA Design Awards Winners

We are excited to share that six of our recent projects have been recognized with 2023 AIA | DC, AIA Northern Virginia Chapters, and AIA | DC Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. Congratulations to our clients, consultants, general contractors, and to our talented B|HA team members for designing and executing these projects! CARVER HALL, WASHINGTON, DC

Thursday, August 3 2023

Welcoming New and Returning Team Members

Please join us in celebrating our new and returning talent to the team: Jack Waterman, Carlos Bethencourt, Agostina Portabales, Beyza Kastan, Gelila Yoseph, and our interns Ellen Rucks and Jake Eaton. As an architectural firm that constantly strives for excellence, these remarkable individuals bring fresh perspectives, creativity, and expertise. JACK WATERMAN PROJECT COORDINATOR M.Arch |

Friday, July 28 2023

Elevating the Community: Recently Completed Projects Take Center Stage

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS recently completed three multi-family residential projects that enhanced the community’s affordability, active lifestyle, and accessibility to various amenities. The Cadence in Arlington, VA is a five-story apartment building reserved for low and moderate-income households with 80% multi-bedroom units. 3831 Georgia Avenue NW, located in Washington, DC’s vibrant Petworth Neighborhood, perfectly caters

Tuesday, June 6 2023

DESIGNING COMMUNITY: Celebrating 20+ Years of Selected Projects, Team and Relationships

We are excited to announce the official book launch of Designing Community, a commemoration of more than two decades of Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS award-winning work and transformative community contributions. It is an honor to have such talented, creative, and dedicated architects who allow us to realize our mission in creating remarkable architecture that amplifies

Wednesday, April 5 2023

Building a Better Downtown Silver Spring: William J. Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, is appointed to the Silver Spring Design Advisory Panel

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS is excited to announce that Senior Partner William J. Bonstra, FAIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the newly formed Silver Spring Design Advisory Panel (DAP). The DAP is a diverse, five-member group of experts in architecture and design, urban design, landscape architecture, and development, who provide design excellence project review