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The Brooks

DC Department of General Services
A vibrant, warm, and safe community offers families a place to transition in times of need.
Outdoor garden terrace at The Brooks
Location
Washington, DC
Size
41,804 GSF
Sustainability
LEED Gold
Number of Beds
50 units
Completion
2020

As part of a citywide initiative to provide short-term housing throughout the city, The Brooks living environment is one of eight in the District offering families a safe place to transition as they find more permanent housing. The long, narrow 4.6-acre site is adjacent to a beloved community garden and addresses community concerns by adding additional parking below grade. The Brooks provides 50 family units, offices, a computer lab, medical clinic, dining hall, multipurpose room, and outdoor play spaces. Using vibrant colors and warm, inviting surfaces, the project creates a modern long-term family hotel-style atmosphere. Careful consideration is given to providing private areas for families as well as group gathering spaces to create a community atmosphere.

Awards

2022

AIA DC Washingtonian Residential Design Award Honorable Mention
 
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