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A New Apartment Building

Capitol Hill Apartments

Building new, while respecting historic context, in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Located in the heart of Capitol Hill just one block off of Broadway, this apartment project nestles between two elegant, century-old brick buildings. Born of the desire to downsize from a large family home, our client chose to take advantage of an underdeveloped lot in the city center and construct a small, 8-unit apartment building, including an owner’s unit.

In deference to the neighboring structures, the design employs three stories of symmetry, rigorous composition, and traditional brick cladding to fit in with the historic context. At the fourth floor, a metal clad, modern volume is inserted into the more traditional masonry architecture. The upper floor steps back from the brick façade to reduce bulk and create outdoor space, while a low-slope shed roof provides a gentle dynamism to the fourth-floor spaces.

By replacing parking spaces with dwelling units, the project contributes needed density to a growing city and evolving neighborhood. In respecting its historic context, using elegant materials, and providing a mix of unit types (studios to large two-bedrooms), the project aims to maintain the best of Capitol Hill, while making room for more to share this great community.

B&V Project Team:
Brian Baker, AIAProject Lead
Renée Roman, RA, LEED APProject Lead
Chris Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+CDesign Team
Ciera ShaverDesign Team

Capitol Hill Apartments – Board & Vellum
Capitol Hill Apartments

Capitol Hill Apartments – Board & Vellum
Capitol Hill Apartments

Capitol Hill Apartments – Board & Vellum
Capitol Hill Apartments

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Our services span architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture — from residential to commercial, large or small. Whether you are looking for a little help redesigning your kitchen, or need full integrated services for a multifamily development anchoring a vibrant neighborhood, we would love to team up with you to bring a project you love to life.

Portfolio

Our portfolio of work spans across a spectrum of project types and scales. We don’t have a particular “style” either: we love traditional, modern, contemporary, you name it. Our goal is to work with you to design a project you love.

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