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
Consultants:
  • 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, www.kraftmaid.com; Bathroom Fittings: Hansa, www.hansa.com, KWC, www.kwcamerica.com; Cooktop: Bertazzoni, www.bertazzoni.com; Countertops: DuPont, www.dupont.com; Dishwasher: Miele, www.miele.com; Exterior Siding: Trespa, www.trespa.com, Viroc, www.virocusa.com; Flooring: Ceramiche Caesar, www.caesar.it, Shaw, www.shawfloors.com; Hardware: Omnia, www.omniaindustries.com; HVAC Equipment: Carrier, www.carrier.com; Insulation: Owens Corning, www.owenscorning.com; Kitchen Cabinets: Snaidero, www.snaidero-usa.com; Kitchen Fittings: Hansa, www.hansa.com, KWC, www.kwcamerica.com; Lighting Fixtures: Contrast, www.contrastlighting.com, Flos, www.flosusa.com, Bega, www.bega-us.com, Chloride, www.chloridesys.com, Delta, www.deltalight.us, Artemide, www.artemide.us, Prisma, www.prismaled.com.au, Steng, www.steng.de/en/home.html; Oven: Bertazzoni, www.bertazzoni.com; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore, www.benjaminmoore.com, Duron, www.duron.com; Refrigerator: Fisher & Paykel, www.fisherpaykel.com, Electrolux, www.electrolux.com; Roofing: Firestone, www.firestonebpco.com; Skylights/Roof Windows: Velux, www.veluxusa.com; Windows: YKK, www.ykkamerica.com

 
 

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