Well, JBG has gone and done it again: Brought in somebody who's never before worked in Washington to design residential buildings on its Atlantic Plumbing sites at 8th and V Street NW. That would be Morris Adjmi, who's accustomed to New York City and California. Despite stepping outside the familiar cast of characters, it's not [...]
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Get on your feet and sing hallelujah, the crazy library plans are back! After taking a breather from her building blitz, D.C. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper has brought on borderline starchitect Bing Thom—he of the swoopy Arena Stage—to design a new Woodridge Library. The existing services will be moved to a temporary location while a new building [...]
Copycat architecture is a familiar thing in the District, especially in times of such rapid development as these—a cupola or a window pattern will show up in several new buildings at once, either because one firm is designing lots of things around town, or because they pick up on a feature that was successful somewhere [...]
If you've walked by the massive ice warehouse on Florida Avenue just east of North Capitol Street recently, and saw the "for sale" sign on it, you might've thought again? B&B Realty Investments just bought it a year ago, after all, promising a new residential building. Did they decide it just wasn't worth the trouble?
Not all affordable housing developers pay attention to interesting architecture, but it looks like those proposing a 121-unit project on North Capitol and K Street NE are a little more ambitious than usual.
Be the Change Development Corporation and Community Solutions, which has an exclusive rights agreement for a the D.C.-owned parcel next to St. Phillips Church, [...]
Last Thursday was the first day on the job for seven out of nine Historic Preservation Review Board members, and several of them wasted no time asserting their authority. In particular, they expressed concern over the size and modernity of developer JBG's plan for the empty lots on the south side of Florida Avenue between [...]
While stumping to keep his job a couple weeks back, Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry had this to say about the architectural firm that had been chosen to design the brand-new Ballou High School, which he's touting as an example of his leadership:
I don't like it, because it's an all-white firm, but we're going to [...]
Last week, Architects' Journal released a massive study of female architects in Britain, profiling 60 of the most successful and finding in a survey of 700 that nearly half think they are paid less than men for the same work. (It also got some attention for the cover, which is actually a better take on [...]
The website flaunts a pretty roofline.
Sure, you might notice the size of W.C. Smith's newly-for-real apartment building on New Jersey Avenue in the Capitol Riverfront, at a whopping 433 units. You might also notice the even more massive amount of parking it's planning to offer—three full levels underground—and that W.C. Smith's man on the [...]
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B's design committee will get the first look at sketches of JBG's project between 7th and 9th on Florida Avenue NW this evening (6:30 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center if you want to hear more about it). Meanwhile, the presentation of architect Miller Hull's design inspirations and contemplated massing for the [...]