District of Columbia

  • Gurney enlarged the 1876 home's rooms to better suit them to the client's modern art collection. He kept the original woodwork profiles within the existing footprint.

    Residence e2, Washington, D.C.

    The clients for this Washington, D.C., renovation have young children and a modern art collection—both of which tend to thrive in open floor plans.

  • Kit of Parts, Washington, D.C.

    This 1920s bungalow—our Grand Award, Custom Detail winner—had decent bones but lacked the custom domestic amenities that make a house sparkle. Mark McInturff and project designer Colleen Gove Healey transformed the house with a series of assembled materials that hold items such as a desk, credenza...

  • The firm used salvaged materials and reused as much of the elements in the building as possible. BELL tightened the envelope, restored the millwork and the original windows, and exposed the beams, among other moves.

    Inside the Office of BELL Architects

    Washington, D.C., firm known for preservation and adaptive reuse transforms an 1880s-era row house into its new office space.

  • georgian residence, washington, d.c.

    The jury admired the way this well-executed Georgian clung to its cul-de-sac curve and mitigated a steeply sloped site. They also commended the architects for deftly handling its hefty square footage.

  • cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

    Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers...

  • park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c.

    The success of Ralph Cunningham and Lee Quill's first multifamily project has nothing to do with beginner's luck. "It was a true collaboration," says Quill. The architects not only produced an alluring design within 80-foot-wide-by-90-foot-tall constraints, but respect was thoughtfully paid to the...

  • In a nod to the surrounding row houses, each ground-level unit has its own front entrance.

    Division1 Architects Designs a Modern Condo Building in Washington, D.C.

    The Lacey condos continue the progressive spirit of a historic Washington, D.C., neighborhood.

  • Town House, Washington, D.C.

    Converted long ago to office space, this townhouse in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s downtown commercial district seemed an unlikely candidate for a return engagement as a residence.

  • Suite 4511, Washington, D.C.

    Asked to design a simple bathroom makeover, architect Robert M. Gurney and project designer Claire L. Andreas instead combined an existing master bedroom, bath, and closet into a single continuous space.

  • parker flats at gage school, washington, d.c.

    Bonstra | Haresign Architects converted an abandoned public school building into 92 loft-style condos with two levels of underground parking.

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