Project: Congressional Plaza
Client: Federal Realty

Congressional Plaza is a 325,000 sf regional shopping destination located in Rockville, MD. Featuring a diverse mix of boutiques, national retailers, restaurants, and a grocery store, the property has been transformed to meet the needs of the surrounding community.

Project: John Eaton Elementary
Client: District of Columbia Public Schools

Eaton Elementary is a Pre-K through grade 5 school in the Cleveland Park area that consists of a group of existing buildings built between 1910 and 1980. The proposed renovations include renovated entrance, and a 34,000 sf expansion along 33rd Place NW. Placing the new expansion along the north edge allows the building to terrace down towards the neighborhood and allows for an outdoor educational space for the relocated library. Also, the architecture speaks with the historic buildings using similar materials and maintains the historic window pattern and rhythm for the classrooms. The new entrance is a welcoming and inviting gathering space during school events and daily activities. The proposed architecture is minimal with a glass enclosure allowing the façade to fade into the background giving the focus to the activities within. The second level cantilevered floor contains proposed art rooms allowing ample natural light, filtered through ivy screen walls into the creative classrooms.

Project: DC General Hospital
Client: DC Department of General Services

ISTUDIO-JP2 led the A/E team in the design of this multi-phase campus improvement project. Work includes building systems upgrades, selective deconstruction, and campus-wide infrastructure planning. Rehab of the existing Department of Corrections facilities included decoupling the buildings from centralized utilities. The A/E team designed stand-alone HVAC systems and architectural improvements for over 200,000 sf of high security buildings. The architects led the approach to selective deconstruction of over 700,000 sf of buildings and utility infrastructure with AMT civil engineers. The engineers were instrumental in obtaining DOEE and DC Water approvals challenges and execute the project on a fast-track over the course of the spring and summer months of 2018.

Project: DC Infrastructure Academy
Client: DC Department of General Services

An unused elementary school was transformed into a healthy learning environment for adult vocational education. Classrooms and office space accommodate DC Infrastructure Academy programs that provide infrastructure jobs counseling and training. The ISTUDIO-JP2 Architects team reconfigured interior spaces and upgraded existing building systems to meet current building standards. Educational interior design elements included partitions with vibrant graphics and industrial materials to create spaces in the Great Hall for security, orientation, and counseling. Classrooms are finished with durable materials and the latest technology for jobs training in utility fields. The team worked closely with the Department of Employment Services on the Phase 1 design, permit, and build on a fast track that met deadlines for the mayor’s initiative.


Project: Ward 8 Temporary Housing
Client: DC Department of General Services

The inspiration for this project is rooted in the comfort, healing and lifting up of the human spirit through architecture and interior design. The use of natural light, natural materials and art are integrated into the architectural concept design for the Ward 8 Shelter. As you approach the building by foot or vehicle, we envision a series of inspirational messages that signal a welcome to a place of respite. During this approach, you will get glimpses of the glass stair tower with vertical accents that inspire an upward movement to remind us of the climb required to make the world a better place for all. At the top of the stair tower is a sacred garden for which we strive to attain.

Project: 14th Street Family + Support Housing
Client: DC Department of General Services

The design for the temporary + permanent housing provides 50 families with shared places and outdoor connections for a sustainable and resilient facility. Situated on the east lot line along 14th Street, a new public plaza provides an entrance for the existing Recreation Center directly off the street. Covered by the two housing masses above, the plaza provides visible public space with seating, play area, and possible water feature. The housing units on double-loaded corridors and L shape allows daylight and outside air to all units. Two rooftop gardens and the community room are separated from street activity for privacy, with rooftop city views. Concrete slabs and columns are bookended by concrete end walls with grand exterior stairs and overlooks. The structure lends itself well to a panelized wall system made up of pre-fab panels and glazing. The façade speaks in a similar language to the new apartments and condos to provide a dignified DC housing facility.

Project: Brickworks
Client: The Wormald Companies & Greenberg Gibbons

The development of a 65 acre former brick yard into a mixed-use community, the Brickworks masterplan includes retail, restaurants, hotels and residential properties. The plan combines uses to create a walk-able core as well as major retail areas, capitalizing on the site's interstate road frontage.

Project: Q Street Hostel
Client: Tiber Creek Associates

This four star hostel is an exciting new brand concept being introduced into major metropolitan areas to fill a market niche for affordable but high quality hostel rooms. The open plan lobby and amenity spaces include a movie lounge, recessed putting green and a high-style ‘grab and go’ kitchen & dining area. The prototype version proposed for a site in southwest Washington, D.C. is a five-story, five hundred bed building that includes amenities such as a roof plaza, entertainment venues, and a bicycle rental program. Each hostel is envisioned as a minimum LEED silver building.