Wednesday, April 17 2019
Located in Columbia Heights, one of the city’s most culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods, this project introduces 150-plus market-rate and affordable housing units near Cardozo High School. On the site, a 1910s era apartment building will be restored and incorporated into a new, larger building with amenities such as underground parking, green roofs, and a penthouse social room. The exterior is designed with brick and cast stone to complement nearby existing buildings in the neighborhood. Approved by the DC Zoning Commission, this project is a Planned Unit Development and is currently under construction.
Presented by: Michael Day, AIA and Jared Heming, AIA of Cunningham | Quill Architects
Organized by: Cunningham | Quill Architects
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Compare the differences between market-rate and affordable housing units;
- Explore how the design aspects of this project complement nearby buildings;
- Explain how to restore a century-old building and integrate environmentally friendly improvements; and
- Describe the purpose of a Planned Unit Development and its impact on the community.