Happy New Year!
While I am always happy to work on single family residential projects, on of my goals for 2016 is to expand my firm's project types and scales to include more multi-family and mixed use building renovation/re-positioning projects. We are about to go into construction on one such project, a multi-unit condo major building renovation that will bring new life to a corner of DC's Shaw neighborhood. The project includes major structural modifications including almost entirely new floor and roof framing, replacement of the central portion of the building load-bearing masonry wall with a steel frame and new facade, window replacement, completely new systems, vertical circulation and interiors, a new roof access penthouse and roof deck.
This project also allowed us to continue to explore a recurring theme for my firm and any architect working in Washington DC: the dialogue between old and new.
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