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Creating Shared Experiences: DC Housing Authority’s Judiciary House Senior Public Apartments Modifications

News—————2 August 2021

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Judiciary House Apartments, owned by DC Housing Authority, is a 1966, 10-story high-rise residential building located in the heart of Chinatown, NW Washington DC. Servicing senior and disabled residents, it is comprised of 271 units and is one of four of 14 properties that will undergo rehabilitation to extend the properties’ life by 15-20 years (others include Judiciary House, Kelly Miller Townhomes, Langston Additions/Langston Terrace, and LeDroit Apartments). The latest administration has set in place a plan that identified priorities for repairs and maintenance, – offering residents much needed improvements. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture is in its second year of a three year IDIQ contract providing professional architectural and engineering services for DCHA.

For Judiciary House, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture developed two target programs spanning a total net area of between 12,425 SF and 12,892 SF, encompassing amenity spaces for a lounge area, group dining room / community room, arts and culture area, meditation and yoga rooms as well as rooftop walking path/putting green/gardening space.

Senior living communities are embracing the advantages of the open floor plan for their community spaces. Existing layouts of each activity having its own space are nonfunctioning and underutilized, and can be modified to accommodate larger numbers of people in gathering spaces, with increased flexibility and usefulness. Renderings illustrating open views in lobby vestibule and main stairwell options.

Below, proposed programs

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Existing Plans and Proposed Programming Areas

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Basement and First Floor: Option 1

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Option 2

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Proposed New Rooftop Amenities

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