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Shaw Neighborhood

Washington DC

Bread for the City

Funded mostly by the tobacco settlement, Bread for the City more than doubles their space with an 11,000 sf clinic addition to help them help 2,500 low-income District of Columbia residents per month.  A glassy atrium lightly touches, separates and preserves Bread’s existing previously renovated building - an old lumber warehouse.  Amenities of their new modern building also include a garden roof, efficient systems, natural daylight, oversized door transoms, large waiting rooms, doctor’s quarters, and a sunscreen that blocks the harsh west sun and also recalls the marquee of the Broadway Theater that once occupied the lots.  Among other awards, the project received a 2012 District of Columbia Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. (John Cole Photography)