Kit of Parts

Washington, DC United States

Mcinturff Architects


Project Description

2011 RADA

Architectural Design Detail / Merit

Tasked with providing shelf space for a client’s extensive library, Mark McInturff, FAIA, and project designer Colleen Gove Healey devised a modular intervention that left existing walls essentially undisturbed. The system starts with doubled-steel-angle uprights, infilled with cherry, which support glass shelves separated by aluminum-plate spacers. Fixed at floor and ceiling, the assemblies proved highly adaptable. “Every time we came up with another thing to do, we looked back at those bookshelves,” says McInturff, who used the same system to support work and seating surfaces and an aluminum-faced cabinet that houses a gas fireplace and television.


Project Details

Kit of Parts
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Project Team:
    Mark McInturff, Principal In Charge
  • Project Designer: Colleen Gove Healey 
  • General Contractor: Added Dimensions 
  • Photography: Julia Heine 

Specified Products

Flooring: Odegard,; Hardware: Forms+Surfaces,; Lighting Fixtures: Estiluz,, Halo,



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