National Community Church – DC Dream Center

Washington, DC

Transforming an apartment building into a community center

Washington, DC

National Community Church

Completion Date

12,000 SF

Project Type
Adaptive Re-Use, Renovation, Community Center

Professional Credits
Waldon Studio Architects

A small project with big community impact

We adaptively reused and renovated an urban residential apartment building into a community center. The 12,000-SF project included demolition of half of the exterior walls, and replacing them with new brick curtainwalls, and metal panel skin. The new community center includes conference rooms, an art room, yoga studio, computer lab, group recreation space, offices, and a large roof garden. The building also includes a new third-level indoor basketball court served by a new elevator.

Recreation area
Recreaton area
Gym area
Roof garden

Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP

Principal, Design Practice Leader
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