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Rebirth of a Mission

Process—————22 August 2014

In 2008, a historic building slated to house a new community center in Southeast Washington DC collapsed during interior demolition. After years of investigation, an Emergency Raze Permit, and stabilization of the site, Community Action Group (CAG) recruited Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to completely redesign the center. New foundations were poured and the 11,600 square foot building was erected. CAG, one of the largest faith-based, community and family-oriented organizations in the District, is working with the Department of Housing and Community Development to provide substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, and outpatient programs in Washington, DC. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture teamed with MCN to provide the new community service structure. The interior community room contours to hold space in nested planar folds constructed of salvaged linear wood elements, while the exterior facade is assembled of blending new and salvaged bricks in a contrasting Flemish bond.

Community Action Group
Department of Housing and Community Development
MCN Build

Community Action Group Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Community Action Group Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
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Community Action Group Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Ribbon Cutting with Ward 6 Council Member Charles Allen
Community Action Group Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Ribbon Cutting with Ward 6 Council Member Charles Allen

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