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La Casa

Address:  La Casa at 1448 Irving Street, NW

Project Scope of Work (SOW):

This project involves the design and new construction of the La Casa facility at 1448 Irving Street, NW. The building will be approximately 26,500 square feet and will provide a Permanent Supportive Housing accommodating forty men. The project is DC Green eligible and is tracking LEED Gold certification or higher. 

Project Schedule:

Start Date: October 2012

Completion Date: March 2014

Project Budget:  $12,500,000

Please list any special features (LEED) for this project:

  • Project will involve use of DHS Sweat Equity Program
  •  The building is slated for LEED Gold certification with a green roof
  • An important architectural aspect of the design was to make the transition from the taller commercial development along fourteenth street commercial buildings to the lower residential buildings at Irving Street.
  • The District wants to break the notion that homeless care facilities are institutional, generic unpleasant places to be.  The design of La Casa is much closer in character to the condos next door than a shelter.  It will change the perception of the public and the perception of the residents

Names of the DGS Project Team:
Maurice Dunn, DGS
John Burke, Studio 27/Leo A Daly
Craig Kulas, Heery International

Name of the Contractual Project Team: 
Ardencia Love-Smalls, Monarc Construction Inc