Breaking new ground
Matthews Memorial is a groundbreaking example of Type III wood construction, marking a significant milestone in the Washington, DC building industry. The use of sustainable wood materials in a commercial building set a new standard for environmentally conscious design and construction.
Matthews Memorial serves a diverse range of residents, making it a cornerstone of the Anacostia community. Affordable housing units address the pressing need for accessible living spaces in the region, while replacement housing serves as a solution for residents impacted by previous redevelopment. Additionally, senior housing provides comfortable, safe homes for the elderly, fostering a sense of belonging and security.
At the time of its construction, Matthews Memorial made history by becoming the first commercial building in a residential zone. This not only showcases the adaptability of the design but also creates a harmonious blend of residential and commercial spaces.
At Michael Graves, we create designs that clients dream of. We care not only about what we create; we care whom we create it for.
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