John and Jill Ker Conway Residence
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PROJECT John and Jill Ker Conway Residence
LOCATION Washington, District of Columbia, United States
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE 11/1/2016
ARCHITECT DLR Group
OWNER/CLIENT Community Solutions International, Inc. and McCormack Baron Salazar
CONTRACTOR / CONSTRUCTION MANAGER GCS-SIGAL, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Benson Photography
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM Suman Sorg, FAIA; Robert Widger, RA; Rachel Chung, AIA; Matthew Davitt, RA, LEED AP; William Conkey, AIA; Luke Giaccio, RA, LEED AP; Michael Boco
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
Military veterans are among the most vulnerable segment of the homeless population. In addition to a lack of basic shelter and employment opportunities, veterans often have a myriad of physical and mental health conditions. Operating on the belief that homelessness is a preventable circumstance, an unprecedented collaboration among public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit partners has resulted in the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence - a concrete step forward in the fight to end homelessness among veterans in the District of Columbia.
The 14-story structure comprises a total of 124 units, with 60 permanent supportive housing units for formerly homeless veterans, 17 units for tenants referred by the District of Columbia’s Department of Behavioral Health, and 47 units for other low-income residents at or below 60% area median income. Units are small efficiency rentals with sleeping alcoves, and kitchens open to the living/dining areas, which maximizes the density of the overall development on a small, constrained site. Programmed to house management offices, a lounge, fitness center, conference space, and ground floor retail, the Ker Conway Residence also provides on-site support services to address the social, medical, and emotional needs of its residents.
The extensive use of glazing throughout maximizes natural light in units and in common corridors, enlivening interior spaces and connecting residents to the larger urban context. Developed to meet Enterprise Green Communities standards, the Ker Conway Residence combines sustainable building materials with thoughtful design strategies.
The largest permanent supportive housing development in the District dedicated to serving veterans transitioning from homelessness, the Ker Conway Residence is located in the rapidly developing NoMa neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC.
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IMAGE 1 1) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_high res ext, West Facade, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 2 2) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_high res int, Multipurpose Room, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 3 3) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Street Level View, Street Level View, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 4 4) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Lobby Interior, Lobby Interior, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 5 5) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Lobby Interior, Lobby Interior, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 6 6) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Unit Interior, Unit Interior, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 7 7) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Exterior Detail, Exterior Detail, © Robert Benson Photography
IMAGE 8 8) John and Jill Ker Conway Residence_Project Context, Project Context, © Robert Benson Photography