700 Constitution Wins AIA Northern Virginia Design Award for Historic Architecture

Friday, June 15, 2018

700 Constitution has been honored with an Award of Merit for Historic Architecture from the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter. Congratulations to Principal Dan Shewbridge and the entire project team!

The AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Design Awards Program was created to recognize and celebrate chapter members’ achievements in the design of the built environment. The Design Awards Program honors and celebrates our members’ commitment to design excellence in various practice groups. As the premier event of the Chapter, the awards program demonstrates to both clients and the public, the availability of local award-winning firms and individuals dedicated to providing outstanding architectural design and execution.

After sitting vacant for several years, this 1920s-era hospital in the heart of Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was converted into a luxury apartment building through a complete roof to basement renovation. The renovation and site work preserves the historic qualities of the building that fit in with the neighborhood’s style. The building has 139 units with a rooftop deck, outdoor courtyard, fitness center, community room, yoga studio, an e-lounge, package delivery system, among other amenities. While challenging, the building’s history gives it some unique qualities like high ceilings, large windows, and a lot of natural light.

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