The Neighborhood Development Company is pleased to announce that our Lamont Street Lofts project has won a 2007 residential architect Design Award. Out of 1300 competitors in 15 categories, Lamont Street Lofts was 1 of 36 award winners throughout the country, and the only one from Washington DC among many submittals from prominent national firms. Lamont Street Lofts won the Merit Award in the “Adaptive Reuse” category. The award will be presented at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual convention in Boston.
If Adaptive Reuse is when an old structure is used for new purposes, this project is a great case study. Lamont Street Lofts used a building initially constructed in 1950 as the Acadia-Sunshine Company laundry plant and converted into a true luxury loft style condo development. Lamont Street Lofts is now a 38 unit building that was designed to incorporate upscale amenities including a unique loft design, exposed concrete floors and ceilings, gourmet kitchens and designer bathrooms while maintaining a NY loft style of living.
The Architect for the project was Bonstra | Haresign Architects (www.bonstra.com). NDC Builders was the General Contractor.
Full coverage of the winning projects will appear in the May 2008 print and online issues of residential architect (www.residentialarchitect.com.) Be on the look out!