Failure of Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. — While pitcher Roger Clemens was testifying at a circus of a congressional hearing a few weeks ago, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank was just down the hall, working away with a handful of other legislators at a hearing on how to modernize the Community...
Good Redesign Makes Old Buildings Safer
Gibson Plaza has a crime problem. The 217 family apartments in Washington, D.C., seem plagued by violence.
IALD's DC Chapter Hosts Happy Hour
The IALD's Washington, D.C., chapter is hosting a social happy hour on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Illuminations in Georgetown, located at 3323 Cady's Alley. As a special feature, local student-designed lighting fixtures will be displayed, and the students will be on...
Corcoran Student Wins Lighting Competition
A competition organized by Corcoran College of Art and Design instructor Andrea Hartranft, senior associate with C.M. Kling & Associates in Alexandria, Va., for her fall 2007 lighting design class has yielded dividends for the student whose design was selected as the winner—Amanpreet Birgisson.
Confidence in Apartment Sales, Credit, EvenOccupancies Declines, NMHC Reports
Apartment sales are abysmal, according to the latest quarterly survey on apartment market conditions, released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based National Multi Housing Council (NMHC).
Foreclosures a Fair Housing Problem
Washington, D.C.—The home loan foreclosure crisis may have been avoided had fair housing laws been properly enforced, according to a report released Dec. 9 by the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, based here.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green building used to give applications an edge in the competition for funding here. Now it’s mandatory.
Rural Housing Pushes Forward
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The long-awaited bill to preserve affordable rural housing is still hung up in Congress.
BEST SENIORS PROJECT:Public Housing Redevelopment Leads Revival
WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the Washington Nationals start playing baseball in their new stadium next spring, the elderly residents of Arthur Capper Senior Apartments will have a short walk to take in a game.
Student Houses Test Solar Technologies
From Oct. 12 to Oct. 20 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2007 Solar Decathlon student competition on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the nine-day event the performance and design of the 20 teams' solar-powered houses were judged across 10 categories:...