Project Detail


The Lacey

Washington, DC United States

Division1 Architects


Project Description

2012 RADA

Multifamily / Merit

The Lacey sits on the former parking lot of the Florida Avenue Grill, a soul-food restaurant that has survived race riots, neighborhood decline, and more recently a rebirth. To honor that legacy, the owner asked for something other than the brick-and-mortar tenant buildings of the past. "He wanted this to be a forward-looking landmark, something that engages the street," says Ali R. Honarkar of Division1 Architects.

It looks more like a vibrant community center than a condo building, thanks to the street-level duplexes whose glassy façades open to yards and stoops, like the surrounding row houses. Above, balconies are scattered, not stacked, and a showpiece fire escape leads to a communal rooftop terrace. A judge praised the Lacey’s transparency and industrial elegance, noting that "it integrates nicely with the neighborhood patterns."


Project Details

The Lacey
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Project Team:
    Ali R. Honarkar, Mustafa Ali Nouri, Principal In Charge
  • Developer: Imar Hutchins 
  • Interior Designer: Ali R. Honarkar 
  • Interior Designer: Mustafa Ali Nouri 
  • Interior Designer: Jin Yong Kim 
  • Interior Designer: Jeff Roberson 

Specified Products

Bathroom Cabinets: KraftMaid,; Bathroom Fittings: Hansa,, KWC,; Cooktop: Bertazzoni,; Countertops: DuPont,; Dishwasher: Miele,; Exterior Siding: Trespa,, Viroc,; Flooring: Ceramiche Caesar,, Shaw,; Hardware: Omnia,; HVAC Equipment: Carrier,; Insulation: Owens Corning,; Kitchen Cabinets: Snaidero,; Kitchen Fittings: Hansa,, KWC,; Lighting Fixtures: Contrast,, Flos,, Bega,, Chloride,, Delta,, Artemide,, Prisma,, Steng,; Oven: Bertazzoni,; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore,, Duron,; Refrigerator: Fisher & Paykel,, Electrolux,; Roofing: Firestone,; Skylights/Roof Windows: Velux,; Windows: YKK,



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