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Arden at Parkside Models

In addition to designing the amenity and public spaces within Arden at Parkside, Hartman Design Group designed the model units.

Venture on I

Venture on I is a unique 7-story, 180,000 SF multi-family / mixed-use project located a half-mile from both Navy Yard-Ballpark and Waterfront Metro Stations in SW, DC. The community contains 197 residential units, and approximately 17k SF of space for the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, which owns the site.

The location of this multifamily makes it possible for residents to enjoy adventurous activities within minutes, while delivering upscale living spaces. Whether visiting The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront, meeting up with friends for a Washington Nationals game, or heading toward the national mall for world-class museums, exploration awaits those who call Venture on I their home. Mostly working professionals and couples with young families, the community enjoys the added convenience of attending church — for those who choose to – just steps from its entrance.

Venture on I is designed as a mashup of playful vintage with a palette both colorful and light, combined with touches of modern sophistication and urban convenience such as lockable subway doors that secure the leasing offices when not in use. The excellent location and a robust amenities package intertwine for a premium resident experience. There’s ample opportunity for socializing, work and play on the expansive ground floor with spacious double-height lobby, game room and private dining space that opens onto a private courtyard and lounge area, co-working lounge with private work pods, fitness center, pet spa and bike storage and maintenance area. An expansive rooftop Sky Lounge with sublime views of our nation’s capital tops off the experience.

Apartments feature an array of unique amenities that are sure to elevate the residents’ experience. Unit amenities include designer kitchens, stainless steel appliances, keyless entry, and programable thermostats.

Developer: Foulger-Pratt Development
Architects: Torti Gallas
Construction: Foulger-Pratt Construction
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group

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Meridian on First, Phase II
Washington, D.C.

Hartman Design Group was the multifamily interior design firm on this project developed by Paradigm Companies. The 15-story, 272 unit apartment community was planned by Architects Collaborative Incorporated.

Located steps away from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station in Washington D.C.’s bustling Ballpark District, Meridian on First is located in one of the District’s most dynamic, walkable neighborhoods. Focusing on younger renters, HDG’s interior design team created spaces designed to foster social engagement and other private nooks that offer residents intimate spaces for solo work and solitude.

Inspiration for the entire Meridian on First project began with a thorough examination of the area to understand its history, and its evolution. 

The common areas are designed to provide a myriad of spaces, including a storefront rideshare lounge with seating so tenants can await their rides. A stairway leads to a mezzanine for co-working, reading and working at one of two shared Apple computer workspaces. Behind the stairwell lies a hospitality cafe and farther alone, the mailroom and maker space with expansive glazing, a large communal table, counter with storage and sink. Around the corner is the state of the art package locker area. The roof deck level features bold colors and expansive views of the historic Navy Yard and beyond, the Capitol too.  

Whether a garden community or high rise tower, contact us today to discover how we can elevate your next project to new heights.

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The Remy Phase II
New Carrollton, MD

Hartman Design Group was thrilled to be designated the interior design firm for transit-oriented The Remy Phase 2 multifamily community in Prince George County, Maryland. A 2024 ULI Washington Excellence in Housing Winner, this apartment community offers so much.

Following the success of The Remy 1, Hartman Design Group partnered with BCT Architects, LIVEbe Communities and Berman Enterprises to create Remy II.  The Remy II apartments round out the two-building community and creates a sense of place in walking distance of Amtrak’s New Carrollton station.

Playing off the transportation theme, this multi-family property was designed for the dreamer and the doer, for the person who craves the comfort of home and is ready at any moment to jump on a train to Washington, DC, or head north to work or play in Baltimore, Philadelphia or New York City.

The resulting community is a shared vision embraced by all. The interior design, with an emphasis on lifestyle and resident engagement features double-height ceilings and views of the large, lush courtyard from every amenity. The spaces are designed to blur indoor and outdoor living. Biophilic design features are used throughout to benefit the residents with a connection to nature that positively impacts our mental and physical health.

Work and play anywhere is the theme at The Remy II. The interior is simultaneously generous and intimate. Maximizing natural light and establishing a sense of spaciousness, the open plan layout delineates the work/play zones using see-through shelving and screening elements. Supporting the “work from anywhere” trend, individual work pods provide residents their own personal “office away from office.” And with three distinct (and spread apart) kitchen/bar hospitality zones — from the main area coffee lounge and sports bar, to the center communal kitchen, to the rooftop indoor/outdoor bar and grill areas, there are plenty of opportunities for communal imbibing and dining. There is truly something for everyone at The Remy II.

Awards Won


2022  Delta Associates Best Lease-Up Pace for a Suburban Maryland Apartment Community
2024  ULI Washington Excellence in Housing Development

Developer: Berman Enterprises
Architect: BCT Design Group
Interior Designer: Hartman Design Group
Management Company: LIVEbe Communities

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Meridian 2250 at Eisenhower
2250 Dock Lane Alexandria, VA 22314

Just east of the Eisenhower Metro Station and west of Mill Road, at 2250 Dock Lane, we are delighted to have been chosen as the premier multifamily interior design firm for Paradigm’s impressive multifamily tower project.

Once complete, Meridian 2250 at Eisenhower (formerly Block 20) will feature 443 units, offering a range of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans. This 26-story high-rise multifamily apartment community provides convenient underground and above-ground parking facilities.

This amenity-rich structure offers a wealth of features, including a luxurious 3rd-floor plaza-level amenity area that seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor spaces. Residents will enjoy various amenities, such as a gaming room, a club room with a cozy fireplace and a demonstration kitchen, an inviting outdoor verandah with its own fireplace, a relaxing pool deck and lounge area, and much more. Additional conveniences include a 24-hour Grab ‘n Go market, a Pet Spa, and a Rideshare Lounge, among others.

Beyond its captivating biophilic design, which fosters a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors, HDG and Paradigm have prioritized neuroaesthetics when creating spaces at Meridian 2250. Our focus extends beyond crafting visually appealing and functional spaces—it also encompasses enhancing residents’ overall quality of life, mental well-being, and physical health.

To achieve this, our design team has curated an interior design scheme that exudes casual elegance, organic elements, and contemporary aesthetics throughout the majestic double tower structure. Natural color palettes and abundant use of organic stone and wood finishes can be found throughout the common areas, including the state-of-the-art fitness/yoga/stretch center. Explore the captivating renderings below to get a glimpse of the remarkable living experience that awaits future residents

At Hartman Design Group, we take pride in delivering exceptional multifamily interior design solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can elevate your next project to new heights.

Meridian 2250
2250 Dock Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314

Owner: Block 20  A, LLC
Developer: Paradigm Development Company, LLC
Architect: Architects Collaborative, Inc. 
Interior Designer Firm: Hartman Design Group
General Contractor: Paradigm Contractors, LLC



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VERSO Founders Row
Falls Church, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was honored to design the amenity spaces of this wonderful property.

This boutique senior living building is designed to provide a high-end residential experience that promotes social interaction and pride of place for 55+ residents.

Sophisticated and gracious, the interior design combines materials and features that meld traditional motifs with current design trends. Focused on dignified and independent living, the amenity spaces were conceived to be an extension of the apartment home in a way that brings residents together for conversation, movie watching, book clubs, and dinner parties.

Awards Won

2022 NAHB Pillars PILLARS Finalist Best Multifamily Community Amenities – Founders Row Modera and Verso
2022 NAIOP Northern VirginiaMultifamily Residential Award of Merit – Founders Row (Modera and Verso)
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Modera Founders Row
Falls Church, VA

Hartman Design Group was thrilled to be the interior designer on this award-winning multifamily project.

Founders Row Apartments is built atop a historic Revolutionary War crossroads. Paying tribute to the period, the interior design marries the best of the past with soothing, yet stylish, contemporary design. Using a palette of blues, burgundy and neutrals, the space is accentuated by carefully curated art that reflects history in a playful way.

Modera Founders Row features dramatic interiors, centered around a custom, sculptural staircase, leading from the lobby to a coworking lounge on the mezzanine level. Vintage and custom seating with bookcases chocked full of delightful objects of art create an ambiance full of creative refuge and delightful surprises.

Exciting, lively, and full of fun, the multiple amenities serve as a threshold between remote work, rest, and play. Harmoniously stitching elements of history together, Modera Founders Row Apartments reveals a romantic sentiment that reawakens the nostalgic side within us.

Awards Won

2022 NAHB Pillars PILLARS Finalist Best Multifamily Community Amenities – Founders Row Modera and Verso
2022 NAIOP Northern VirginiaMultifamily Residential Award of Merit – Founders Row (Modera and Verso)
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Carlyle Crossing – Reese Tower – Attractive multi-family interior design
Alexandria, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group is proud to have been involved in Alexandria, Virginia’s mixed-use development Carlyle Crossing, designing the interiors of both Reese Tower and The Easton.

Reese Tower is designed to appeal to a career-oriented renter who values curated comfort, livable design and abundant amenities including specialized remote workspaces, a “Ted Talk” studio, active social common areas, a cafe and a fitness center.

Intended for the technological residents at the peak of their careers who appreciate the benefits of living in a multi-family building, this project called for visually appealing amenity space interior design of such spaces as sound-insolated podcast rooms and a conference room in the lobby mezzanine, a café with work booths and a “Ted Talk Studio” for presentations, group learning opportunities and communal on-screen entertainment events.

Reese Tower is one of three buildings within the 930,000 SF of mixed-use development that makes up Carlyle Crossing. The 161-unit multi-family apartment tower boasts an impressive luxury amenity package. HDG took on this project and created an attractive interior design program to invoke happiness, and wellness, build community and pamper residents in grand ways and through small details.

The interior design in this multi-family structure works with the architectural design so spaces are filled with light, greenery, and authentic, sustainable finishes. A bubbling water feature and fireplace greet residents, making a connection to nature that flows through the common spaces.

Other attractive multi-family interior considerations designed to appeal to tenants include co-working spaces, soundproof podcast studios, conference rooms, a fitness center, a demonstration kitchen, and a rooftop pool with outdoor grilling and dining spaces. The rooftop also has an indoor-outdoor bar area with a fireplace, outdoor lounge areas, and views of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

For more on this or any of our other projects, or to explore possible future collaborations, contact us today.

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The Chase at Bryant Street
Washington, DC

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was thrilled to work on this project!

Named for Salmon P. Chase, an abolitionist and life-long public servant, The Chase at Bryant Street is designed for the dreamer and the doer, for the person who loves to explore the world as well as their hometown, who craves the comfort of home as well as their active urban surroundings.  Located in the heart of the close-knit Edgewood community, the property is infused with local art, engaging spaces, community, and culture.

Collaborating with the developer MRP, SK & I Architecture, CBG Construction and local artists, the HDG team created a memorable ambiance that lives up to the spirit of the Edgewood community.  The design was a shared vision embraced by all.

Unpretentiously chic, the most miraculous part of the interior tends to be the moments of surprise.  The round hanging fireplace, ceiling-mounted swings, bold color, and greenery hanging from light fixtures, together, add a downright cheeky charm to the industrial background of exposed concrete and black steel details.

The interior is simultaneously generous and intimate.  Maximizing natural light and establishing a sense of spaciousness, the open plan layout delineates the work/play zones using see-through shelving and screening elements.  Supporting the “work from anywhere” trend, peaked roof, glass house, and individual work pods provide residents their own personal “office away from office”.  Bohemian and modern, this new multi-family community has formed a close relationship with its historic and established Edgewood neighbor.

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Flats 8300
Bethesda, MD

Flats 8300, built by Donohoe Construction, developed by StonebridgeCarras, and managed by Bozzuto Management Company, have the aesthetic of a five-star boutique hotel but with the comforts of home. Hartman Design Group successfully created a tranquil oasis for residents of this new high-rise, located in bustling downtown Bethesda, through the use of a warm, soothing color palette and natural finishes.

Every finish and fixture in Flats 8300 was hand-selected to create a sanctuary from the hurry and the noise of the city.  Each of the multiple common areas is filled with touches inspired by nature.  From the natural stone and wood floor and wall finishes to the leather and rattan furniture pieces, the interior spaces are warm and inviting. Against the neutral backdrop of browns, creams, and grays, regional art pieces, tasteful light fixtures, and decorative accessories add splashes of color. Sleek metallic finishes provide contrast to the rustic textures throughout.

Even the contours of the interior spaces beckon residents to come in and relax. The broad arc of the concierge desk leads residents inside where a water feature wall, capped by dark stone pillars, soothes with its movement and serene sounds. Specially-designed curved gray porcelain tiles flow elegantly from the lobby to the rest of the common areas.  Comfortable, rounded furniture, and cozy seating arrangements promote leisure and get-togethers. Dual-sided glass fireplaces create gathering places for residents to socialize or to just put their feet up and unwind.  Downtime in downtown Bethesda never looked so good.

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Oakville Triangle
Alexandria, VA

On the boards: Hartman Design Group is thrilled to be commissioned to provide amenity and common area interior design services for Oakville Triangle’s two multifamily communities in the City of Alexandria’s Oakville Triangle area massive 12.31 acre mixed-use development.  The development site borders Mount Jefferson Park, Route 1, Calvert Avenue and Fannon Street and is broken into four blocks, two of which include the multifamily residential apartments.

Both multifamily apartment buildings are designed to LEED Silver standards constructed as podium buildings with residential, amenity and retail spaces. Building A is a seven-story, 325-unit building designed around an authentic, vibrant, metropolitan color palette that is connected to nature. The interior architecture is all about making connection with an urban-at-heart theme. Building B is also seven stories, but only 247-units. The design scheme for this structure is industrial minimalism with polished comfort in mind. Consult the mood boards below for a better idea of what we have in mind for this space and be sure to stay tuned as construction progresses.

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Huntington Metro
Fairfax, VA

HDG is thrilled to be the interior designer on this project. The Huntington Metro multifamily community is located seconds from the Huntington, Alexandria Metro station and within minutes of Route 1 and I-495. Trails and recreation activities are plentiful at nearby Mt. Eagle Park and Huntington Park. Aventon’s Huntington Metro offers a city-like neighborhood vibe enhanced by a nature-infused community experience brimming with access and convenience. This multifamily project comprises two adjoining buildings with shared parking. The seven story structures, have an array of modern indoor and outdoor amenities and feature a grand two-story hospitality level lobby.

The amenity rich community offers A nature-inspired grand lobby, semi-private event room with wet bar, fireside remote working lounge, private offices, conference room, coffee bar, video conference and podcast room with sound dampening capabilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center with flex fitness studio and spin bikes, a sports lounge, an indoor gaming area with pool table, shuffleboard and arcade games, a smart package room with 24/7 access and cold storage, a mailroom with gift / parcel wrapping station, rentable bike storage and repair station, indoor/outdoor bars, terraces, skyline views, a pet spa, an expansive outdoor courtyard, resort-style pool and sundeck, lounge seating, summer kitchen, al fresco dining with TV and bistro seating, an outdoor ping pong table and gaming lawn. There is something for everyone at Huntington Metro

Architect: SK + I
Landscape Architect: Parker-Rodriguez

Below are renderings of amenity spaces. Also enjoy this virtual walk-through of some of the areas.

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One University
Fairfax, VA

There’s a new affordable housing and senior independent living development coming to life in Fairfax, Virginia in 2024 and Hartman Design Group is thrilled to be designing the multifamily interiors within!

Situated across from George Mason University, One University is the redevelopment of Robinson Square, an aging public housing community owned by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). It was demolished and is new construction on the site.

The new development will include 120 market rate multifamily apartments, 120 senior independent living apartments, and 333 student housing units, as well as a community meeting space for the FCRHA incorporated into the multifamily apartment building.

Both the senior and family portions are projected to be completed by summer of 2024.

HDG designed amenity spaces will include market-rate level designed spaces including lobbies, club room, leasing office, mail room, dog wash, laundry, outdoor spaces and more.

Hartman Design Group works in all categories of multi-family and active adult / senior living communities from luxury to market rate and workforce to affordable and since we’ve been in business more than 35 years (with countless repeat customers),  we are skilled at working within set budgets and time frames. Have an active adult or affordable housing project you are developing? Consider reaching out to us to explore how we might work together.

Below are inspiration images reflecting some of the design ideas we’re pulling together. Stay tuned for the big reveal in 2024!

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The Milton at Pentagon City
Pentagon City, VA

Just a short walk from Amazon’s planned National Landing headquarters and near The Pentagon, Downtown DC, and Reagan National Airport, The Milton connects the tree-lined streets of South Arlington to vibrant Pentagon City shopping and dining. It is designed around connection and restoration, neighborhood strolls, small-town service, and resort-style amenities. Located directly above the Pentagon City Metro Station, 16,000 square feet of new retail joins 329,000-square-feet of existing prime retail in this mixed-use community.

When designing The Milton, an 11-story, 253-unit residential tower, Hartman Design Group’s interior design team looked to the community, its resident base and energized urban lifestyle as inspiration. A distinctively playful yet sophisticated vibe, the design captures the neighborhood by connecting with the busy streetscape.  From the lobby’s fireplace lounge to the three-sided glass box architecture that inhabits the coworking hospitality lounge, every element of the interior is designed to initiate social interaction. Weaving original art throughout the interior and exterior spaces was a design focus from the concept phase.  Working closely with the Kimco and Bozzuto team, the HDG interiors team curated each piece of art on the property to brand the community.

Capturing light with full height windows, the penthouse floor comprises an expansive fitness center, yoga room, outdoor yoga terrace and a clubroom.  The clubroom, designed as the ultimate social experience, is a sun-filled space anchored by the tones and textures of nature and made vibrant by an unexpected palette of colorful accents.

Blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors, there are two fourth floor courtyards. Conceived to be a remote work area, one terrace features a glass box, indoor conference room and multiple powered outdoor workspaces. The second terrace provides a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

On the roof deck, play is top bill.  Adding joy and fun through nature, color and materiality, the expansive roof deck is designed for every social activity that one could dream up.  Lifestyle elements include a full outdoor kitchen, multiple intimate niches to grill and dine, watch TV, play games, exercise, fire pits and a large infinity edge pool. Sustainable and climate conscious, the roof has many green spaces and lush plantings including a vegetable garden free for the picking and potting tables for those residents that love to get their hands in the soil.

Let’s not forget our furry friends.  The resort style pet spa elevates the experience for humans and pets alike.

Developer: Kimco Realty
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group
Management and Construction: Bozzuto
Architect of Record: WDG Architecture

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Meridian on First
Washington, D.C.

Multifamily interior design firm Hartman Design Group was proud to take part in this project.

Located in DC’s bustling Ballpark District, just steps away from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station, Meridian on First is located in one of the District’s most dynamic, walkable neighborhoods. Inspiration for the project began by examining the area, its history, and its evolution. Focusing on younger renters, the design team crafted each space to foster social engagement while providing intimate nooks that offer residents a space of their own.

The common areas are designed to provide a myriad of touch down opportunities, complete with outlets for charging. The sunny lobby and roof deck level both feature a backdrop of light woods, textures, and neutral tones accentuated with bold colors. Art is a significant focus throughout. The curated assortment of playful artwork punctuates corridors and lobbies alike while paying homage to the historic Navy Yard. 

Created for the “Live-Work-Play” lifestyle, this urban domicile includes multiple coworking and hangout opportunities from the main lobby to the coworking mezzanine. On the roof level, colorful work pods provide private concentration havens, along with an array of seating opportunities on the roof deck. Stadium seating adds volume to the lobby and creates an impactful and functional Work-Play area for residents who crave a social environment, yet prefer not to interact. All told, the project features light-filled spaces from the lobby to the rooftop, where the fitness center, with a yoga and spin room, is designed to connect the outdoors both visually and materially.

At Hartman Design Group, we take pride in delivering exceptional multifamily interior design solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can elevate your next project to new heights.

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Modera Clarendon
Ballston, VA

Hartman Design Group was honored to provide interior design and outdoor living design services for this new multi-family community.

Located in a quaint neighborhood in the heart of Arlington, Virginia’s vibrant Clarendon community,  Modera Clarendon is the latest addition to this original urban village. Surrounded by a mix of upscale businesses including mom-and-pop shops, buzzy coffee houses, and hip restaurants, Mill Creek Residential’s latest DC metro multifamily property to debut, began lease up in March of 2023.

This seven-story, 270-unit pet-friendly apartment home was designed to have a visual connection from Washington Blvd, a fun and lively streetscape, to the private courtyard that holds pride of place in the center of the building.  Biophilic patterns throughout the interior enhance the connection to nature and provide a sense of well-being in this urban community.  The building is amenity-rich, with a focus on health, pets, social engagement, and physical activity.  The fitness center, bike room, bike maintenance shop, coworking, and a fully appointed pet spa are located along the front of the building where those passing by can enjoy the activity within.  Allowing vistas to the outdoors from every point, the clubroom, sports bar, and work pods connect to the courtyard with floor-to-ceiling windows and the self-serve market and lending library provide residents with every convenience.

Woven into the visually connected indoor and outdoor amenities are multiple areas to remote work, play, socialize, or find a cozy place to relax alone while enjoying community activity.  With clustered social spaces for grilling, sunbathing, work, and play, the courtyard is an intimate urban garden that can be viewed from the amenities as well as resident apartment homes.

Filled with a bespoke collection of whimsical lighting, murals, furnishings, and custom art pieces, Modera Clarendon settles naturally into this artsy, urban neighborhood.

Awards Won

2023  NAHB Pillars  Finalist Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community (Six-Nine Stories)

Owner/Construction/Management: Mill Creek Residential
Architect: LaBella Associates
Landscape Architect: Studio39
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group

Do you have a project in the pipeline that needs a highly experienced multi-family interior design firm? Contact us to set up a meet and greet to learn more.

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Arden at Parkside
Collegeville, PA

Arden at Parkside is the first of three apartment buildings completed in the Parkside development. Conveniently located steps away from Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the community offers an unparalleled, amenity-rich lifestyle experience. The design team drew inspiration from the owner’s vision to create a public park on the land with walking and biking trails and a landscape softened by native plants. Creating a connection to the outdoors, the interiors were designed with a nature-themed ethos, hence the neutral color palette of umber and warm grays accented with blues, and greens. Contrasted with metal details in bronze, black and copper, the palette is set off by natural materials—wood, vegetable fibers, leather, jute, and linens.

The overarching concept was to create a sense of sanctuary for the residents. During the collaborative design process, comfort, convenience, and a connection to nature were the guiding principles. By interspersing co-working with the many lounge seating areas that are nestled throughout the amenities, the communal areas offer residents an environment that blends the comforts of home with remote workspaces. The cocoon-like environment is enhanced by the artisanal craftsmanship of the bespoke furnishings, lighting, and art.

There are moments of surprise in each space reflected in biophilic patterns. Design features such as a semi-transparent glass space divider with a fall forest scene, wood and stone materials and custom rugs that emulate elements of nature, bring the outdoors into the interior. Amanda Sturgeon, the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, says “who we are as people has much to do with the intersection and mingling of nature and the human built environment.”

At The Arden, the interplay of light, color, space, and authentic material creates sensorial wonder and invokes curiosity towards the ecological magic that surrounds the apartment building.

Developer: Audubon Land Development Corp.
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group
Architect: Barton Partners
Landscape Architect: Orsatti & Stuart Associates
Construction: Bozzuto Construction Company
Management: Bozzuto Management Company


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SoNYa – Vibrant and Artistic Multifamily Tower
Washington, D.C.

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was proud to collaborate on this spectacular project. 

Taking its cue from the vibrant South New York Avenue and NoMa community in which it is located, the vibrant and artistic interior design aesthetic incorporated into SoNYa – a mid-block multifamily apartment community – is meant to integrate the building into the street and the neighborhood, rather than set it apart. South New York Avenue, after which the SoNYa is named, is chock full of graffiti and street art. There is a raw energy there that Hartman Design Group captured in everything from the lighting to the artwork selections to the materials like exposed ceilings and concrete finishes. All were intentionally selected and merged to create a wondrous sense of neighborhood both within and outside the flagship structure of this neighborhood where a cacophony of colors and textures and sights fills the senses.

Examples of this kaleidoscope of colors and textures are everywhere in the multifamily building, including its entryway – yellow and glass, and steel which reflects the connection between the exterior architecture and interior design. The street morphed into the SoNYa with its dark lobby floor resembling the pavement outside. The rectangular lobby lighting fixtures were chosen as they mirror the exterior window mullions encasing the structure’s windows in both shape and color. Even more exciting, when the light reflects just so, the fixtures produce a grid-like pattern on the ceiling emulating a map grid.

Other elements that bring the vibe of the community into the building include an extraordinary subway door, juxtaposed at the end of a seating booth in one of the communal spaces. Behind the crystal stairway, the leasing area hosts another showstopper: a mural of squares of images meant to resemble windows with white mullions encasing thumbnail portraits depicting the lives of those who live within.

Since art curation is a prowess of HDG, it made sense that many of the bespoke accessories and works of art were custom designed by HDG such as three images of the city with surprising punches of neon lighting integrated into the works to hint at the energy and vibrance of the community. Graffiti-style artwork and wall murals were chosen and thematically carried through as stripes on carpet and floor tiles and in a color-blocking concept used on the corridor walls.

Awards Won

2023 AIA Northern Virginia  Jurors’ Citation in Commercial Architecture


SoNYa: 40 Patterson Street Northeast, Washington, DC


Size: 14 stories, 321 units, 280,000 square feet

Developer: Monument Realty

Architect: KGD Architecture

Interior Design: Hartman Design Group

Construction: Donohoe Construction


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During it’s opening, SoNYA garnered a tremendous amount of buzz!

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BLVD Ansel
Rockville, MD

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was delighted to take part in this project.

In the heart of Rockville Town Center and one block from Rockville Metro, BLVD Ansel completes the town center landscape. Surrounded by restaurants and shops, this walkable community has a comforting neighborhood vibe. Designed to be an urban oasis, BLVD Ansel Apartments is named for the photographer, Ansel Adams, the environmentalist who used his photography to promote conservation of wilderness areas.

Featuring woods, woven products, stone, fabrics, and art elements that reflect the colors and textures found in nature, the interior design pays tribute to the critical importance of environmental protection and the human health benefits that occur when we connect to our natural surroundings. Highly refined, the interiors resist formality, seamlessly weaving tactile organic forms with bold, expressive gestures.

Intending to create an interactive environment that encourages collaborative work, social gatherings, and a sense of wellbeing, the design team scattered flexible spaces for work and play throughout the property. Dedicated amenities include a heads-down work lounge with individual “Zoom” rooms, a 12’communal table and multiple open work pods. The expansive club and game room with stairs that lead to a roof deck is a grand space for events with intimate nooks for those that prefer time alone. An expansive fitness center and yoga room overlook the pool and terrace.

Despite its views that extend as far as Maryland’s Sugarloaf Mountain, the interior takes an inward-looking, nurturing approach. The result is a remarkable building that provides a residential retreat in this urban neighborhood.

Awards Won

2022  NAHB Pillars Finalist, Best High-Rise Apartment Community, 10+ Stories
2022 Delta Associates Best Suburban Maryland High-Rise Apartment Community
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Carlyle Crossing – The Easton
Alexandria, VA

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was honored to be selected as the interior designer of the amenity spaces and model unit of The Easton at Carlyle Crossing by Stonebridge.

Situated in Alexandria, Virginia’s rapidly growing Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley area, the Carlyle Crossing development is a large-scale mixed-use project consisting of nearly 1 million GSF across 5-plus acres. It has contributed to the transformation of the region and to its vibrant future! Very much a development designed to enhance the lives of those who live there through convenient retail offerings, green space, and close proximity to work and commuter options, Carlyle Crossing is anchored by a Wegmans grocery store. Home to two large federal agencies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, this burgeoning area of Alexandria is convenient to the Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system, served by the Eisenhower Avenue and King Street Metro stations.

One of three residential multifamily buildings conjoined by a lush outdoor plaza surrounded by several restaurants and retail shops and more expansive outdoor greens and recreational areas, the Easton represents Carlyle Crossing’s highest-end, boutique living apartment building. The aesthetic is a delicious mix of historic details juxtaposed by glamourous European grandeur. Rich color gradients of blue, magenta, purple, and mauve are accented by black and white. Expect the unexpected – like a water feature connecting the entry vestibule with the lobby overlook, a coffee and wine bar in the stately coworking area, sharing conversation spaces with work pods, and an intimate library nook. Arriving at the roof level, the views of Alexandria greet each visitor and resident.

Other amenities include a Pet Spa, fitness center, yoga studio, and rooftop lounge with a two-sided bar, conversational custom seating, and multiple intimate reading and conversation nooks that create a space perfect for entertaining. A pivoting garage door opens to the sprawling rooftop deck to create an authentic indoor/ outdoor experience.

Awards Won

– The Easton

2023  Pillars Multifamily Awards Best Multifamily Community of the Year 2023 (shared with fellow Carlyle Crossing mixed-use multifamily towers Reese Towers and Dylan)
2023  Pillars Multifamily Awards Best High-Rise Apartment Community (10+ Stories) (shared with fellow Carlyle Crossing mixed-use multifamily towers Reese Towers and Dylan)
2023  NAHB Pillars  Finalist Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area
2023  Delta Associates Delta Associates – Best Washington/Baltimore Boutique Apartment Community
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Meridian at Mount Vernon Building II
Washington, D.C.

Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments highlights the renaissance that the Mount Vernon area of DC has been experiencing. With close proximity to Metro as well as a vibrant urban scene, this revitalized area attracts professionals of all ages. Paradigm Companies charged HDG with crafting sustainable, memorable interior spaces that fuel social activity and appeal to Gen X and Gen Y professionals.

Entering into a bright, spacious and socially active lobby, there is an immediate visual connection with New York Avenue and the hospitality lounge. Adjacent to the lobby and perfectly located for people watching, the residents enjoy a fresh-ground cup of coffee, watch the news and hang out in this cozy space. Upon arriving at the roof deck, residents will be able to experience breathtaking vistas of Washington DC. Featuring multiple seating and gathering spaces, this outdoor deck will be a hub of activity morning to night.

In a unique way, the hand-picked art plays a special role in bringing the interiors to life. Vibrant colored contemporary art creates a dramatic effect while strategically located and curated paintings reflect Washington, DC; the neighborhoods, the lifestyle, the sense of community at the Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments.

Awards Won

2015 GALA Merit for Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction, Amenity Space and/or Common Areas
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West Broad Residences
Falls Church, VA

Creating a lifestyle brand, Rushmark Development partnered with HDG to design West Broad Residences, a 286-unit multi-family apartment community located in the City of Falls Church, VA. In this well established, walkable neighborhood, the Hartman Design Group team was inspired by Falls Church’s local culture-the history, the neighborhoods, the farmers market, the restaurants, and shops.

Telling the local story, spring green and red accents were selected to accent warm woods and a neutral palette as a subtle connection to the farmers market and the Harris Teeter grocery store.

West Broad Residences exudes quality. The interior and exterior spaces are about authenticity in natural materials and a high level of execution.  Curated original art and sculpture can be found throughout the property. Photos of vintage Falls Church in wall graphics create a delightful connection to times gone by and artfully crafted light fixtures act as permanent centerpieces in the lobby, lounge, and clubroom.

Contemporary, sophisticated, and comfortable, each indoor and outdoor space invites residents to relax and work, either alone or in groups. Responding to the mindset of today’s renter by choice, the amenities are designed to be approachable, intimate rooms that create resident engagement.

Awards Won

2016 Delta Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Mid-Rise Apartment Community
2016 GALA Winner for Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction High-Rise
2016 NAIOP DC Winner for Best Mixed Use Single Building in Northern Virginia
2016 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Mid-Rise Apartment Community
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Parc Meridian
Alexandria, VA

Paradigm Companies selected Hartman Design Group to create a unique, yet timeless design, for Parc Meridian, a 505-unit mixed-use community located in Alexandria, Virginia. In the heart of the Carlyle area, the design concept was to create a natural haven in this urban center. Overlooking a pond and garden that is a draw for native wildlife, the interior spaces settle into the landscape through the use of neutral textures.

The expansive lobby, with its full height windows, blurs the indoors with the outdoors and the woodsy palette of rich browns, soft gray and spring green invoke serenity and sophistication. Unique, hand-crafted elements, such as tree branch and leaf-inspired glass light sculptures are strategically placed to define the many intimate and functional spaces. The lobby is designed to be a social experience for residents and guests. Powered work and communal tables, lounge seating for singles or groups, and rocking chairs overlook the pond to create a compelling environment for work and play.

When it comes to elements of nature, more is more. Throughout the building, residents experience the outdoors in many ways. Custom carpet in the corridors was inspired by aerial views of farmland. With views of the city on one side and an expansive roof deck on the other, the clubroom features reclaimed wood and recycled materials that invoke resort living in this LEED Silver-certified residence.

Awards Won

2017 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore High Rise


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The Core
Silverspring, MD

Developers Foulger-Pratt and Willco approached HDG to design the public spaces at Core, a 292-unit apartment building in downtown Silver Spring. Our mandate was to veer away from recent trends toward dark-stained woods and moody interiors, instead of focusing on a fresh, lighter feel that would also connect with nature.

We chose a palette of goldenrod and burgundy to pop from the neutral background that incorporates organic materials such as stone and wood. Standout details include a colonnade of birch logs lining the elevator lobby; carved panels in the mailroom whose cutouts resemble the cells of a leaf; and a wall mural in the fitness area that depicts the rocky side of a mountain.

We designed the common areas to be multi-functional gathering spaces, which was especially important here, where square footage was at a premium. There are opportunities everywhere for individual pursuits—high-backed settees keep phone conversations private—or for work meetings around open tables or banquettes. Upstairs in the clubroom, residents can watch a movie in comfy lounge chairs; play pool, or mingle at the bar. We compensated for the unattractive “storefront” windows surrounding the space with more organic detail: The millworkers used lumber to create a sculptural grid across the glass that preserved the light and the view but distracted from the windows themselves. With the vibrant Georgia Avenue streetscape outside and an energetic, nature-inspired design within, “Core” is an entirely apt moniker for this new apartment building.

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The Vine
Laurel, MD

Multi-family interior design firm Hartman Design Group was honored to be part of this project.

The design premise of The Vine came from Buch Construction, the developers of this 283-unit multifamily apartment complex in Laurel, Maryland. The Buch family had owned this land and used it as their homestead, family farm, and private vineyard before converting it into this casual-modern multi-family community.

Our designers embraced the site’s history with rustic farm and vineyard references, such as reclaimed barn wood accents, custom lighting made from wine barrels and bottles, and warm leather and plaid upholstery. The lobby retains an airy modernism with broad open spaces divided with metallic screens and a double-sided glass fireplace that anchors two seating areas in the lobby. The main level features the most up-to-date amenities, such as a powered bar table that borders a high-backed sofa in one of the TV areas, private co-working booths, a large conference room, and an open marketing space that’s shared with residents.

The outdoor areas play to the Vine’s country setting: Nestled behind a thick border of trees, multiple seating and dining areas with pops of color surround a large pool that includes a watery lounging deck, while grill stations allow for poolside meals. Inside, a state-of-the-art fitness area faces the pool deck through a wall of windows, and the bar next door is convenient for indoor-outdoor flow.

Every space at The Vine exudes a sophisticated, modern feel that’s grounded with family-farm ambiance, windmill accessories in the lobby, for example; Windsor chairs in a model unit; and folksy artwork combined with abstract works on the walls. Our favorite is a painting by Prescott that hangs over a custom wood and metal console in the conference room, depicting three country women striding across a field. To us, that vision speaks to the Buch family, who made this project possible.

Awards Won

2019 GALA Best Interior Merchandising, Free-Standing Club House
2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture, Free-Standing Club House
2018 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Low-Rise Interior Design Apartment Community


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The Bartlett
Arlington, VA

Hartnam Design Group is proud to have been the multi-family interior design firm on this project.

Developed by JBG SMITH, The Bartlett is Arlington’s largest apartment building. At 23 stories tall with 699 apartment homes, this community is designed to be a “city within a city.” From the entry level to the roof deck, residents enjoy 40,000 square feet of amenities (26,000 inside and 14,000 outside). A private resident door from the lobby to Whole Foods on one side and a coffee shop on the other makes it possible for residents to live, socialize, work, and shop without having to leave their apartment community.

The team (JBG SMITH, HDG, Torti Gallas Partners and Studio 39) worked closely to design amenities that would enhance the lives of this Pentagon City multifamily apartment tower, including multiple live-work spaces; a 4000 square foot fitness center; a 3500 square foot conference/business center; a sports bar; and an expansive rooftop club/deck space with the best views in Washington, DC.

Carefully detailed interior architecture; custom light fixtures and whimsical features (such as a column-turned sculpture) make each visual experience memorable. With visual interest at every vista, the result is a sophisticated interior that is also inviting and intimate. Contemporary design blends naturally with vintage and mid-century modern. Stone, steel natural walnut, brick and reclaimed lumber provide texture and richness. The palette chosen is timeless neutrals energized by pops of primary color found in accents and art.

At Hartman Design Group, we take pride in delivering exceptional multifamily interior design solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can elevate your next project to new heights.

Awards Won

2017 Washington Building Journal Best Residential Real Estate Deal
2017 MFE Award Merit Winner for Best High Rise
2017 GALA Winner for Interior Merchandising, Multifamily New Construction High Rise
2017 NAHB Pillars Finalist for Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area
2016 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Fastest Lease-Up
2016 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Fastest Lease-Up


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The Perry
Potomac, MD

The Perry, developed by Foulger-Pratt, is a mid-rise residence consisting of 297 elegant apartment homes located in a mixed-use project in Potomac, MD. The Perry’s contemporary and sophisticated yet warm, rustic feel contrasts with the traditional style of the adjacent condominium tower located within the development.

The HDG design team presents an intimate, casual style by using a formal color palette of gold, brown, and cream while pulling in darker espressos, deeper walnuts, and rich earth tones to reflect the surrounding woods. Faux finishes provide an elegant break to the stone, glazed brick, and reclaimed and raw wood finishes. The warmth of the natural finishes juxtaposed against the clean, modern background creates an ambiance that is sophisticated yet comfortable, enduring, and inviting.

The Perry boasts unique pieces that are custom-made and fit perfectly within the spaces. The screen in the game room was created by a local artist out of rough-cut logs fit into a blackened-steel frame. One elevator lobby contains a curved sofa designed to fit perfectly against the curved wall. The public spaces feature intimate sitting areas with furniture custom-sized to fit within the many nooks. Custom, contemporary light fixtures generate added visual interest, each with a unique profile that continually draws the eye up from floor to ceiling. The comfortable mid-century and casual furniture brings the perfect style to the eclectic, rustic space.

Awards Won
2017 GALA Winner for Interior Merchandising, Multifamily New Construction Mid-Rise

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Bethesda, MD

Sleek, modern and sophisticated, Cheval Bethesda is a new condominium that comprises 71 luxury residences. The lobby design sets the tone immediately and impactfully, using the building’s moniker, French for “horse” as our inspiration. A glass-tile mosaic, translating a photograph of galloping horses by Irene Suchocki, runs from the entry vestibule into the lobby, creating an ethereal sense of movement and sparkle. The mosaic’s blending of silver and gold accents is repeated throughout the first-floor lobby, clubroom and mailroom with brass lighting, trim and hardware, and silvery-gray upholstery and wallpaper. We added warmth with tones of cognac, present in the woven wall covering in the lobby, and rich walnut that flows throughout the main level.

The design team overcame challenges in the lower-level fitness center, which has no windows and a low ceiling, by incorporating lots of light and a vibrant white palette so it now resembles a high-end hotel gym. Visitors are greeted with a sculptural white-plaster screen with openings that peek into the fitness area, lit by flush-mounted halos of light. The designers enlisted cognac-flecked wallcovering and walnut accents again down here, but against bright white backgrounds to enhance the contrast and light.

Throughout, we used patterned glass as space dividers, between the lobby and clubroom on the main level, and separating the gym from the yoga and spin room downstairs. The interior glass screens reference the sleekness of the glass and white stone on the exterior of the building, so that glossy elegance flows from inside out.

Awards Won

2018 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Condominium Community
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3737 Chestnut Street

Located in Philadelphia’s University City, just down the street from the University of Pennsylvania, 3737 Chestnut Street is home to medical students, resident doctors, as well as other undergrad and graduate students.  Designed as a multi-family apartment community, the Hartman Design Group interior design team used reclaimed wood, exposed concrete columns and other natural materials to create a warm, rustic, and slightly vintage ambiance. The materials and details featured including steel, brick, and industrial elements, a nod to Philadelphia’s identity and create a sense of place. The soft, eclectic furnishings and multiple communal work tables throughout the common areas provides study and gathering spaces that invite the residents to work, play, and socialize.

The building was under construction when Bozzuto and Radnor Property Group asked HDG to improve the aesthetics of all the common spaces.  In order to open by August 15th – in time for the new school year – under a tight budget and deadline, HDG worked closely with the team to reinvent the interior spaces. Through collaboration, creativity, and commitment, HDG was able to deliver an edgy, yet comfortable interior that is functional, comfortable, and matches the lifestyle of this resident base.


2016       ULI         Philadelphia 3rd Annual Willard G Bill Rouse III Awards for Excellence

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The Haven National Harbor
National Harbor, MD

Multi-family interior design company Hartman Design Group was thrilled to be the interior design group on this exquisite project.

The Haven Condominium, quietly nestled above the National Harbor downtown area and the Potomac river draws an affluent crowd that desires a sense of tranquility and adventure. Just steps away from more than 160 shops and over 40 dining experiences, it was essential for the HDG team to add to the level of excitement while still fostering the essence of community. Understanding the unique location of the apartments, the HDG team designed an interior space great for get-togethers, co-working and quiet hideaways.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and dual-sided glass fireplace allows for a lively connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces while the nature pallet invokes a warm and cozy atmosphere. Relaxed and sophisticated, the club room is an instrumental part of the Haven with flat-screen TVs, lounge seating and a billiards table. Unique lighting features, bold artworks, and contemporary lounge chairs invite residents to collaborate, socialize and entertain. National Harbor is a 300-acre, mixed-use development being built by The Peterson Companies that at completion will include 3,000 hotel rooms (including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center), 2,500 residential multifamily units, 250,000 square feet of retail,250,000 square feet of Class-A office space, a marina with 3 piers and the 180′ tall Capital Wheel.

Awards Won

2018 Delta Associates Best Sales Pace for a Washington/Baltimore Condominium Community
2018 Washington Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal Awards
2019 BALA Best Multifamily Development 4-7 Stories Built for Sale
2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture Condominium
2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture, Multi-Family New Construction
2019 GALA Award of Merit, Community of the Year


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The Signature
Reston, VA

As interior designers, we recognize that in today’s multi-family buildings, residents have come to expect an enhanced lifestyle and robust amenities.  In the heart of Reston Town Center, The Signature was designed to appeal to the upscale renter-by-choice who is drawn to resort-style living. The branding concept of the property that supports The Signature name speaks to the individual and how they can make a multi-family residence their own.  With 22,000 square feet of interior amenity-rich common areas, each resident can put their own “signature” on their living experience.

The design team’s priority was ensuring that each interior space blends seamlessly with its adjacent exterior courtyard, terrace, garden, or deck.  Be it the main lobby, the seventh-floor sports lounge (that leads out to the pool deck), or the rooftop fitness center, the connection to the outdoors and the stunning views of the Virginia countryside were emphasized.

Approaching the entry, an expansive circular drive with multiple planting beds prepares one for the experience.  When the front doors are open, the stately two-story lobby provides sightlines past the 24-hour concierge desk to the Garden Courtyard.  The indoor-outdoor connection is reinforced by echoing the graphite metallic exterior brick as a feature in the lobby.  A river-rock bed at the exterior continues at the front window line, and an indoor/outdoor fireplace encourages group gatherings in the courtyard as well as the lobby lounge.

 The HDG team designed the interior communal spaces off the lobby to give residents myriad work, play, and personal-time options. There’s a row of windowed booths with powered tables for quiet work; private and semi-private conferencing areas; a cozy library facing the entry court; a garden lounge facing the interior garden’s water features; and a grand room with a demonstration kitchen, dining space, a dual-sided fireplace that anchors two seating areas; and smaller social nooks on the periphery. The leasing area, too, doubles as a meeting space for residents during non-working hours.

 Art was a significant focus of the interiors, and the design team planned early for commissioned pieces. Reinforcing “The Signature” brand over the concierge desk, a large encaustic piece by local artist Susan Main incorporates signatures of famous figures throughout history who’ve lived in the Reston region, from Thomas Jefferson to Tina Fey.  A custom bronze sculpture titled “Aspiration Duo” by Israeli artist Tolla Inbar graces the adjacent lobby entry. Tolla believes that “the soul is a reflection of the universe, which motivates each of us to follow an individual path.” Commissioned paintings and sculpture—mostly from local artists—fill The Signature’s public spaces  Boston Properties also added a special touch with a first-floor gallery where the Greater Reston Arts Center curates rotating artist exhibits.

The 7th-floor sports lounge draws residents together for sporting events displayed across a wall of screens. They can also play billiards, shuffleboard and foosball with their neighbors, and during the warmer months, floor-to-ceiling windows open to the pool deck, which is surrounded by grill stations, individual dining areas, and multiple lounge areas that each have their own fire pit.  The SkyTop offers a light-filled penthouse-level fitness center and yoga studio with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramas that stretch for miles. Residents can cool down on the rooftop terrace or join in an outdoor yoga class while enjoying 360-degree views of the lush Reston landscape.

Awards Won

2018 Delta Associates Best Washington/Baltimore High-Rise Interior Design Apartment Community
2018 GALA Best Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction High Rise
2019 PACE Virginia Lease Up Award for Above $2,801
2019 NAHB Pillars Winner for Best Merchandising of a Common Area
2019 NAHB Pillars Winner for Best Community Amenities
2019 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Honor Award, Residential Design Excellence, 2019
2019 AIA Washington D.C. Washingtonian Design Award


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Insignia on M
Washington, D.C.

At the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and M Street, in DC’s Navy Yard district, a busy world is in high gear. The ballpark, restaurants, and shops create the neighborhood amenities. The design of the building’s interior accentuates the trends in multi-family amenities today. Residents enjoy a lifestyle that rivals the experience of a fine hotel including multiple areas to gather in groups or hang out alone, multiple settings to work, play and recharge – indoors or out.

The design team responded to the young demographic of this revitalized neighborhood by designing a building that is full of special features. Lightwoods, concrete finishes, and primary colors energize the contemporary interior. Special features throughout, like the lobby fireplace with color-changing LED lights and garage doors at the rooftop club room, create a memorable experience that drives rent in this competitive area of DC.

Gallery Bethesda II
Bethesda, MD

Gallery Bethesda II is the newest addition to downtown Bethesda. Just a short 10-minute walk from the Bethesda Metro, Gallery II is modern living at its finest. This luxury high-rise is the sequel to its neighbor, Gallery Bethesda which delivered in 2014.

The long-awaited Gallery II Apartments complements and completes Gallery Bethesda’s pedestrian plaza, furthering the revitalization of Woodmont Triangle as the new downtown Bethesda. Pedestrians and residents enjoy the mid-block connection complete with sculpture, lights, and a variety of neighborhood and community-focused retail that serves the entire Bethesda area. The planning and architectural design helped to guide the new Bethesda Plan, with setbacks, tower separation, creative massing, progressive storm water solutions, and a mid-block pedestrian street between the two phases to break up an existing “superblock”  that was previously a collection of low-rise office and retail.

After a hold period of 4 plus years, the second phase of the project restarted.  The challenge facing the design team was that after sitting on a shelf for so long, trends had changed as had resident expectations.  The building as it was designed was no longer current.  To update the building, it was necessary to include the latest amenities and the most current social trends. This goal was met by expanding the amenities by capturing retail space and through creative space planning.

To appeal to today’s renter by choice it was critical that the amenities include places to co-work, hang out, an indoor/outdoor connection and more social spaces. The units were also redesigned to current finish trends. The transformation of the interior spaces and upgrade of finishes succeeded in creating a Class A residential building that is ahead of leasing projection in a competitive market.

The amenities now include a first-level lobby, sitting room, and co-working area, fitness center, pet spa, and package storage.  Adjacent to the rooftop deck is a large clubroom with multiple gaming and social spaces.  A co-working lounge that doubles as a private dining room is serviced by a catering kitchen.  On the roof, a spectacular pool and deck is designed adjacent to a large outdoor social area with firepits, bar seating, grills, pizza ovens, and other nodes for gathering with friends and family.

The completion of Gallery II as a sister building to Gallery I has created a multi-generational sanctuary in this busy urban area.

Awards Won

2019 NAIOP DC/MD Best Multifamily Property in Montgomery County


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Coda on H
Washington, D.C.

Known for its artsy community, street festivals, nightlife, restaurants, pop-ups, performances and energetic atmosphere, Coda on H is located at the center of a dynamic one-and-a-half-mile H Street stretch.   The design objective was to connect the interior of this residential building with the neighborhood and make every square inch of the amenity space functional and exciting for the residents.

Nestled in one of the most spirited neighborhoods in Washington, DC., Coda on H appeals to the millennial renter who seeks out the H Street vibe.  Walking into the lobby, prospects and residents immediately engage with the hand-painted street art that wraps the centrally placed stairwell.  A mix of contemporary, industrial and funk, the interior design resonates with the renter and reflects the authentic lifestyle of those attracted to this corridor.

With not one square inch of extra amenity space, the bike, mailroom and leasing offices became a part of the lobby design.  To connect the indoors to the outdoors a small casual lounge was carved out of the rear lobby space, which connects to the private courtyard.  Adorned with natural materials and greenery, this lounge creates a quiet sanctuary for the residents.

The most significant challenge was the small footprint of the building, which resulted in a minimal SF of amenities.  The competitive buildings have substantial common areas with many social and service amenities.  This challenge was overcome by creating an interior design that stands out from the competition.  The difference is in the details – cast, bronze doorknobs (molded from the designer’s daughter’s hands), the custom mural, industrial details, focus on original and playful art.

Boutique and intimate, with a true H Street vibe, since opening, Coda on H has been a success for the owner, MRP. Since opening in May 2018, the building is 99.2% leased.

Awards Won

2019 GALA Best Design and Architecture, Multi-Family Boutique Construction
2019 GALA Blue Ribbon for Best Feature: Entry Foyer and Lobby
2019 Washington City Paper Best Apartment Building
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New Carrollton, MD

What makes The Remy apartments ideally located—being steps from the New Carrollton Amtrak and Metro transportation hub—is also what makes it an oasis in an area void of shopping, restaurants or a sense of community.

With that in mind, we envisioned a welcoming mountain resort, with all the amenities of a city neighborhood beautifully brought under one roof. Using a vocabulary of warm woods, earth-toned fabrics and leathers, and rustic décor, we sought to create a social experience throughout its expansive lobby, where one space flows seamlessly into another. A stroll through these open areas brings opportunities for small or large gatherings, multiple spots to telework, and a comfy area to curl up by the fireplace—just as one would find at a resort.

The design team created a gaming area and clubroom—enclosed with glass walls that allow light to stream from the building’s private courtyard through the rest of the lobby. Residents can host functions in these separate but transparent spaces, hang out by the fire, or shoot a game of pool. They can also see regular movie screenings in the well-appointed theater, or escape to smaller nooks where they can bring gaming consoles to play with a couple of friends on a screen that’s bigger than their own TV.

Besides its many venues for working individually or with others, the building is ideal for commuters with jobs on the train lines from DC to Baltimore. Muffins and coffee are served each morning by the concierge desk, making it convenient for residents to grab something as they dash out the door. Transit screens show arrival and departure schedules for train and bus lines, and comfortable seating by the front windows makes it easy to wait for rides.

A gym and yoga studio overlooking the lobby, finally, allows the residents to de-stress at the end of a hectic day.

Awards Won

2018 Delta Associates Best Lease-Up Pace for a Suburban Maryland Apartment Community
2018 Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal Best in Architecture
2018 Maryland Building Industry Association Outstanding Design & Architecture
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