Parker Flats at Gage School

Washington, DC United States


Project Description

2009 RADA

Adaptive Reuse / Merit

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS converted an abandoned public school building into 92 loft-style condos with two levels of underground parking. Our judges lauded the results as "skillfully done inside and outside."

Preserving while creating, the design team retained the brick shell, standing seam roof, and wood windows but widened the connection between the two wings, added new dormers, and replaced the mechanical exhaust cupola. The sleek units highlight 11-foot to 14-foot ceilings, 12-foot windows, exposed brick, and Italian ceramic tile.

"We wanted to do modern insertions, so the interiors are simply detailed," says David T. Haresign, AIA.


Project Details

Parker Flats at Gage School
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Project Team:
    David T. Haresign, Pricipal in Charge; David T. Haresign, Jennifer Marca, Project Architect.
  • Project Designer: Joe Corridore 
  • Developer: William Herman 
  • General Contractor: Dennis Cotter 
  • Historic Architect: Mary Oehrlein 
  • Historic Preservationist: Emily Eig 
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander 

Specified Products

Bathroom Fixtures: Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Matco-Norca; Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets: Leedo Cabinetry; Dishwasher, Oven/Range, Refrigerator: Whirlpool Corp.; Doors: CURRIES; Exterior Siding: ParexLahabra; Flooring (Carpet): Masland Carpets, Shaw Industries; Flooring (Ceramic Tile/Stone/Concrete): Dal-Tile Corp.; Flooring (Wood): Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd; Garage Doors: Overhead Door Corp.; Hardware: DORMA Architectural Hardware, Rockwood Manufacturing Co., Schlage Lock Co.; HVAC Equipment: AirEase, Reliable Products, Ruskin Co.; Insulation: Owens Corning; Kitchen Fittings: Pro-Flo Products; Kitchen Fixtures: Matco-Norca; Lighting Fixtures: Ellen Lighting & Hardware; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co.; Roofing: CertainTeed Corp., DaVinci Roofscapes, Petersen Aluminum Corp. (PAC-CLAD); Skylights/Roof Windows: Oldcastle Glass Engineered Products (Naturalite); Windows: Permanent Sash and Door Co.



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