Cunningham | Quill Architects

Cunningham | Quill Architects Award-winning architects and planners in Washington, DC
Established in 1996, Cunningham | Quill Architects has generated a diverse portfolio of projects that celebrate context and reflect a fresh and insightful approach to design and master planning. The firm has won more than 40 design awards from the American Institute of Architects; and has been consistently recognized for its work in office, residential, mixed-use, and institutional markets, as well as historic preservation, adaptive reuse, urban design, and sustainable design. Located in Canal Square in the historic Georgetown community of Washington, DC, Cunningham | Quill Architects has completed design work for projects throughout the mid-Atlantic.

We have partnered with The L'Enfant Trust to rehabilitate four dilapidated and long-vacant properties located in Histori...
04/10/2020

We have partnered with The L'Enfant Trust to rehabilitate four dilapidated and long-vacant properties located in Historic Anacostia. Construction has been completed at the first house, 1518 W Street SE, and it is now on sale! Listing information is here: http://ow.ly/iRdT50zblOr Take a look at a video tour of the property: http://ow.ly/8irS50zblOo

Cunningham|Quill Architects is excited to share that the current issue of AIA|DC ArchitectureDC magazine features our Du...
01/03/2020

Cunningham|Quill Architects is excited to share that the current issue of AIA|DC ArchitectureDC magazine features our Dumbarton Oaks La Quercia Residences project. Writer, and ArchitectureDC editor, G. Martin Moller, Jr., Assoc. AIA provides a thoughtful narrative on the institution and the renovation, and describes how the design team addressed the challenges of design, preservation, the implementation of new efficient MEP systems, as well as of establishing a connection between the building and the Dumbarton Oaks’ main campus.
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Photo: Hoachlander Davis Photography
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Today we welcomed the first residents moving into The Residences at St. Elizabeths in Southeast, DC. The renovation and ...
11/22/2019

Today we welcomed the first residents moving into The Residences at St. Elizabeths in Southeast, DC. The renovation and adaptive reuse of The St. Elizabeths Continuing Treatment Campus, will provide 252 apartment homes, of which 202 will be designated for affordable housing. Congratulations to the entire team!
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Today, we welcome the first residents moving into the Residences at St. Elizabeths East! This restoration will include 2...
11/22/2019

Today, we welcome the first residents moving into the Residences at St. Elizabeths East! This restoration will include 252 multi-family apartments, 80% of which are affordable. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvJpRkaROdKE

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Congratulations to our very own Erica Aronson, Angela Diane Yu, and Maria Casarella! Their projects will be featured in ...
11/06/2019

Congratulations to our very own Erica Aronson, Angela Diane Yu, and Maria Casarella! Their projects will be featured in the 2019 Say It Loud Virginia Exhibition hosted by Beyond the Built Environment at the Architecture Exchange East this week in Richmond. Please vote for our Cunningham | Quill Architects winners!
https://www.beyondthebuilt.com/say-it-loud-virginia

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves Campus Commons. Located near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro s...
10/31/2019
Reston’s Campus Commons project, next to the Silver Line, moves foward

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approves Campus Commons. Located near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop, this development is in keeping with Reston's original mission of living and working in the same community.

https://ggwash.org/view/74409/campus-commons-approved-reston-virginia-silver-line-metro-development

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors gave the final okay for a project that provoked a new wave of organization against long planned changes in Reston. It is the latest in a rash of approvals for redevelopment of many of Reston’s Office parks close to the Silver Line.

Phase II of the Dairy Central  development will include 10th and Dairy comprised of 180 apartment units. The site, which...
10/30/2019

Phase II of the Dairy Central development will include 10th and Dairy comprised of 180 apartment units. The site, which sits directly behind Dairy Market, is within walking distance of Downtown Charlottesville and The University of Virginia. Together, the two buildings will create a flurry of interaction and activity, animating the existing neighborhood. Congratulations to the entire team on yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony!
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Construction is underway at The Residences at St. Elizabeths in Southeast, DC.  The Continuing Treatment campus was comp...
09/24/2019

Construction is underway at The Residences at St. Elizabeths in Southeast, DC. The Continuing Treatment campus was completed in the early 1940s as an addition to the federal mental institution, St. Elizabeths. After being vacant for many years, the renovation and adaptive reuse of these existing historic structures will provide 252 apartment homes, of which 202 will be designated for affordable housing.
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Aligned with Robert E. Simon’s original vision for Reston of dispersed village centers and a town center, the proposed d...
09/17/2019
TF Cornerstone Reston project earns Fairfax County planning staff recommendation for approval - Washington Business Journal

Aligned with Robert E. Simon’s original vision for Reston of dispersed village centers and a town center, the proposed design creates a hub of public amenity spaces and green plazas surrounded by a mix of residential, retail, and office uses. #campuscommons #wiehlereston #cunninghamquill #cunninghamquillarchitects
https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/09/16/heres-the-next-big-development-coming-to-the.html

It took nearly 30 months to bring this Reston project through the planning process, but TF Cornerstone has finally found a plan that works for Fairfax County.

We’re pleased to announce that The Clifton achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification! We would like to thank the entire team...
09/16/2019

We’re pleased to announce that The Clifton achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification! We would like to thank the entire team for helping to build a project that reduces the urban heat island effect, manages stormwater, uses less water/less energy, and most importantly; creates a healthy place for people to live in style and perhaps a touch of panache. https://thecliftondc.com/
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Excited to share that The Wharf Phase 1 has been selected as a winner of Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence! T...
09/16/2019
ULI Global Awards for Excellence: Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (The Wharf Phase I) • Washington, D.C. - Urban Land Magazine

Excited to share that The Wharf Phase 1 has been selected as a winner of Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence! The team's various public and private partnerships has enabled the transformation of the District's previously underdeveloped waterfront into a sustainable mixed-use neighborhood. Learn more about the vision for The Wharf on pages 148-152 and 196-197 of Urban Land's Fall 2019 issue: http://ow.ly/XJMC50wbv9t

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The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, more commonly known as the Wharf, occupies a mile-long (1.6 km) stretch along the Washington Channel in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia had become largely disconnected from its waterfront in recent years, but the Wharf is changing that by bringing restaurant...

Thank You for a great walk-through The L'Enfant Trust Thomas Archer LLC! We are excited to work with you and to continue...
09/12/2019
The L'Enfant Trust

Thank You for a great walk-through The L'Enfant Trust Thomas Archer LLC! We are excited to work with you and to continue to see the construction progress in Historic Anacostia.

Project updates in our latest newsletter--with much gratitude to Cunningham | Quill Architects and Thomas Archer LLC for all of their work!

Vote for Capital Yacht Club in the AIA Maryland 2019 Excellence in Design Awards! The Capital Yacht Club, located at The...
08/21/2019

Vote for Capital Yacht Club in the AIA Maryland 2019 Excellence in Design Awards! The Capital Yacht Club, located at The Wharf, is a 7,500 sqft club house sitting on a pier along the pedestrian promenade. Voting ends September 15th.
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The Cunningham | Quill Architects team toured Virginia Tech's FutureHaus, an interconnected smart home system that explo...
08/19/2019

The Cunningham | Quill Architects team toured Virginia Tech's FutureHaus, an interconnected smart home system that explores the intersection of technology and architecture. We were thrilled to be granted a behind the scenes tour led by Joe Wheeler, AIA, the Co-Director of the Center For Design Research at Virginia Tech. Our team is inspired to see what future-looking concepts can be incorporated into our current and future projects! FutureHAUS Dubai

https://www.futurehaus.tech/

Check out the latest development plans for Bethesda's historic Farm Women's Cooperative Market. Cunningham | Quill Archi...
08/12/2019
The Latest Development Plans for the Bethesda Farm Women’s Cooperative Market

Check out the latest development plans for Bethesda's historic Farm Women's Cooperative Market. Cunningham | Quill Architects is thrilled to be developing a new vision to revitalize a beloved historic element in downtown Bethesda.

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The plans surrounding the market have changed a lot since being unveiled last spring.

Yesterday we celebrated the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing Program to be located at 25...
07/03/2019

Yesterday we celebrated the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Ward 1 Short-Term Family Housing Program to be located at 2500 14th St. NW. The project includes both short-term family housing for 35 families, and a permanent supportive housing program for 15 seniors. Each program includes apartment-style units with kitchens and in-unit bathrooms. Additional components include on-site laundry facilities, a courtyard with a children’s play area, a rooftop terrace, and a multi-purpose community room. Construction is expected to be completed summer of 2020. Congratulations to the whole team and thank you for this opportunity! DC Department of General Services (@DCDGS) DC Department of Human Services GCS-Sigal

Excited we got the team’s signatures on the last beam! #tbt to last week’s topping off ceremony at #dairycentral @dairym...
05/23/2019

Excited we got the team’s signatures on the last beam! #tbt to last week’s topping off ceremony at #dairycentral @dairymarketcville @hourigangroup @stonypointdb
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The Wharf has transformed this southeast DC waterfront and we are proud to have designed a small part of it.
05/15/2019
Handel Architects

The Wharf has transformed this southeast DC waterfront and we are proud to have designed a small part of it.

Honored that our work on Phase 1 of The Wharf - and that of many, many other great design firms - has been named a 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalist!
Perkins Eastman, StudioMB, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), FOX Architects, llc., Rockwell Group, BBGM, WDG, Cunningham | Quill Architects, SmithGroup, MTFA Architecture, SK+I Architecture, Landscape Architecture Bureau [LAB], Nelson Byrd Woltz, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Parker Rodriguez, ZGF Architects, Moffatt & Nichol, RicheyWorks

https://americas.uli.org/awards/hoffman-madison-waterfront-wharf-phase-i-2019-global-awards-for-excellence-finalist/

Progress at Dairy Central!  ...#construction #adaptivereuse #monticellodairy #charlottesville #historicbuilding  @ Charl...
03/19/2019

Progress at Dairy Central!
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Our @thefieldschool intern Wes on site. We love having the opportunity to share our practice with these young DC student...
03/18/2019

Our @thefieldschool intern Wes on site. We love having the opportunity to share our practice with these young DC students!

Join our very own Robin McGrew, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC on a construction tour of her new Passive House!
03/11/2019
Construction Tour: Passive House | AIA|DC

Join our very own Robin McGrew, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC on a construction tour of her new Passive House!

Date Friday, March 22 2019 Time 4:00pm-5:30pm Location 3723 1/2 Harrison Street NW Courtesy of Robin McGrew, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC Buildings account for almost 40% of carbon emissions in the US. Reducing emissions to slow global warming is something architects and builders can help accomplish, and buil...

Its official - La Quercia Fellows Housing is certified LEED Gold!
03/07/2019

Its official - La Quercia Fellows Housing is certified LEED Gold!

Our beautiful new building gets the #gold! The La Quercia building on the Dumbarton Oaks campus was awarded U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) #LEED Commercial Interiors v3.0 Gold Certification. We're working toward the Harvard Office for Sustainability greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal! Designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects

Every year we create a delicious building for #gingertown. It’s a great way to support local charities and also get crea...
12/05/2018

Every year we create a delicious building for #gingertown. It’s a great way to support local charities and also get creative with #candybuttons! This year Oehme van Sweden and Associates, Inc. joined our team to learn the finer points of gingerbread structural integrity. 😁🍬🍭🍡

The Dairy Central team on location as the historic Monticello Dairy building is transformed into the Dairy Market! So mu...
12/04/2018

The Dairy Central team on location as the historic Monticello Dairy building is transformed into the Dairy Market! So much fun what you discover in these old buildings. We plan to repurpose key characteristic pieces to enliven the new modern space with the charm of the historic Dairy. #adaptivereuse #historic

12/04/2018
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Check out this great video of St. James Plaza!

Five award winners were named at the 2018 Virginia Housing Awards luncheon on Nov. 15 during the 2018 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference. Over the next two weeks, we will be spotlighting each winner through a video series! First up, we have the 2018 Best Affordable Housing Development winner, AHC Affordable Housing for St. James Plaza!

St. James Plaza, a new construction project in Alexandria, VA, opened its doors to 93 families in March 2018. The $32-million development transformed a three-acre parcel of land owned by a long-time local church into a vibrant mixed-income, mixed-use community. A green pedestrian public space winds through the site, providing a convenient walkway for neighborhood residents to access nearby public transportation and the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria campus. The site also includes a 2,300-square-foot preschool for 50 children. Operated by nonprofit The Campagna Center, the school is located in the first floor of St. James Plaza. Thirty-one market-rate townhomes round out the site, further integrating the new development into the existing single-family neighborhood. St. James Plaza includes a mix of efficiencies, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes for households with incomes ranging from $32,840 for an individual to $81,600 for a family of six. Amenities include underground parking, play area, community room and fitness center. St. James Plaza residents come from all walks of life. The sheer variety of jobs, backgrounds, ages and stages underscores the fact that affordable housing is essential to a region’s economic vitality and diversity.

Check out the video to find out more about this award winner! #VAGHC #PartnersforBetterCommunities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrHlxWu_Gc&t=25s

Not even the cold could dim the good cheer of our team on groundbreaking day! The Residences at St. Elizabeth’s East wil...
11/28/2018

Not even the cold could dim the good cheer of our team on groundbreaking day! The Residences at St. Elizabeth’s East will provide unique and affordable housing in a historic setting.

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Angela Diane Yu and Oksana Ramos hard at work measuring a historic house in Anacostia. Breathing new life into historic ...
11/16/2018

Angela Diane Yu and Oksana Ramos hard at work measuring a historic house in Anacostia. Breathing new life into historic structures and for the greater good, makes this one of our favorite current projects. To learn more about the L'Enfant Trust's mission to rehabilitate four historic abandoned homes in Anacostia, visit: https://ggwash.org/view/69159/see-the-lenfant-trusts-plans-for-the-historic-anacostia-homes and https://www.lenfant.org/news/news-2/.

We're so happy to have Angela Yu & Oksana Ramos of Cunningham | Quill Architects as partners in our projects in Anacostia. They bring expertise and enthusiasm to the challenge of rehabilitating these historic buildings!

This is a huge honor. We are very proud to have worked on this project with AHC, Inc.!
11/16/2018

This is a huge honor. We are very proud to have worked on this project with AHC, Inc.!

Thrilled to receive "Best Affordable Housing Development" at the Virginia Housing Awards luncheon at the Virginia Governor's Housing Conference for St. James Plaza, a wonderful community with 93 affordable apartments and an onsite preschool operated by The Campagna Center.

We are grateful to all the partners who helped us bring this vibrant and affordable community to life! In addition to AlexandriaVA.gov Office of Housing, development partners include Capital One, VHDA, @Hudson Housing Capital, Low Income Investment Fund, NeighborWorks America, NeighborWorks and NeighborWorks Capital. Designed by Cunningham | Quill Architects, the five-story building was constructed by Harkins Builders.

Also grateful to our local partners and supporters Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, Allison Silberberg, Justin Wilson, Willie F. Bailey, John T. Chapman, Tim Lovain, Del Pepper, & Paul Smedberg. Thanks to your help, 93 families now have an award-winning place to call home!

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