National Building Museum

Talk: Office to Home

Monday, May 8, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Michael Wiencek, Jr., FAIA presents three case studies in the Washington metropolitan area where innovative problem solving design created desirable housing units from old office buildings. 

Cities across the country are struggling to keep up with the demand for housing. Urban land values make building new housing from the ground up an expensive proposition, which often translates to higher housing prices.  However, opportunities exist to convert abandoned or underutilized office buildings into mixed-income residential housing.

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH HSW (LA CES)

Free Members | $10 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

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This smart growth themed programming is generously supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Photo: Interior of the Lex. Once the headquarters of the EPA, the two abandoned 12-story office buildings were transformed into 535 new apartments in Southwest DC.Photography by Eric Taylor.

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