Applause: Artist’s Haven MARCH/APRIL 2012
The brainchild of Artspace, a non-profit real estate developer, and the non-profit dance school Dance Place, the newly built Brookland Artspace Lofts is a mixed-use facility providing affordable live/work space for local artists. Designed by DC-based Hickok Cole Architects, the 78,000-square-foot building offers 41 housing units and underground parking along with a glass-walled studio that serves the adjacent Dance Place. A shared plaza creates a physical connection between the two facilities—which together form a ready-made arts district in Northeast DC. Brookland Artspace Lofts was sustainably built using Energy Star-rated lighting, water-conserving fixtures and low-VOC and recycled materials; its green roof was installed by DC Greenworks in a community effort.
ARCHITECTURE: YOLANDA COLE, principal-in-charge, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP; LAURENCE CAUDLE, project designer, AIA; STARR ASHCRAFT, project architect, LEED AP BD + C, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC. GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bognet Construction, Arlington, Virginia. OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE: JDC Construction, Washington, DC. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Oculus Landscape Architects, Washington, DC. PHOTOGRAPHY: ANICE HOACHLANDER.