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:...
Highlight: House of Sweden
With the recently completed House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., this Nordic nation has created a “home away from home.” Located in Georgetown, on a prime waterfront site overlooking the banks of the Potomac River and bordering Rock Creek, the building celebrates the country's Scandinavian...
Article Discusses Light Issues on the National Mall
As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. by its very nature is a city focused on rules and regulations, and buildings are no exception. In "Bathed In the Right Light," a Washington Post article for August 26, 2007, authored by culture critic Philip Kennicott, the behind-the-scenes process of how...
Elderly Tenants Pioneer Redevelopment
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After spending many years in tiny apartments in a deteriorating public housing project, the residents of the Arthur Capper seniors building are celebrating the fruits of a major redevelopment project here.