We are excited to share that construction at Harvard Hall Apartments has kicked into high gear! This is our second renovation project with Akelius Real Estate management in the District of Columbia and is located just a short walk from the previously completed Century Apartments on 16th street.
Originally built in 1928, the 156-unit building will be expanded to 182 units with a penthouse addition and reorganization of the interior layouts. The building will undergo a complete replacement of the interior building systems and extensive improvements to upgrade the exterior envelope to align with current energy codes. The building is currently tracking for LEED Gold certification. Highlights of the project include:
A key design tenant of the renovation was to involve the resident association and to enable residents, some of whom have lived in the building for over 35 years, to return to a fresh and new space that still felt like home.
Harvard Hall is not included on the historic registry but through our concept and schematic design work both the ownership and design teams decided that maintaining the history and character of the building was going to be key to a great outcome for the neighborhood, current residents and future residents. The design preserves and repairs the existing façade while adding amenities and energy efficient elements to ensure that Harvard Hall lasts another 100 years.
We are ecstatic that all of the hard work put into the project by so many is coming to fruition, and we are very excited to see this building transform in the coming year.
Special thanks to the team for their work and extensive effort that has been brought to this project. Engenium Group, Ehlert Bryan Structural, LSG Landscaping, Walter Phillips Civil, Steven Winter Associates, and many more. Bozzuto Construction Company will complete the renovation.