CORE evaluated an existing one-story garage building in Adams Morgan to transform the space into a new design studio for a digital technology client.
Located at 2414 18th Street NW, the garage building was originally constructed in 1906 for luxury car parking. CORE's design for this adaptive reuse project preserves the building façade and retains the existing window and entrance openings while replacing panes and doors. The new roof is designed to be similar in shape and appearance but showcase skylights, dormers, and a terrace with a glass guardrail. The program requires demolition of the complete building interior, excavation of the slab on grade structure for a full basement, and a second-story addition. CORE was working with the local authorities to restore the integrity of the original brick structure and design a more contemporary roof structure and cellar. The project received approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board.