Cunningham | Quill was honored on June 4th to receive a Vision Award from the Committee of 100 on the Federal City for the House of Lebanon project. The Committee of 100 was formed in 1923 to advance the cause of urban planning in Washington, DC by sustaining and safeguarding the fundamental values derived from the tradition of the L’Enfant Plan and the McMillan Commission. The Vision Awards recognize projects and individuals who demonstrate visionary thinking about the city of Washington, DC and who reinforce the ideas of the L’Enfant Plan for Washington, DC.
The House of Lebanon was recognized as “an excellent example of sustainability through the reuse of historic resources, and a model for affordable housing in the city.” The project included preservation of the historic Margaret Murray Washington School and adaptive reuse of the school into 82 apartments of affordable housing for independent seniors. Prior to starting construction, Cunningham | Quill assisted the owners in successfully nominating the building to the National Registry of Historic Landmarks, thereby ensuring that its significant architectural features will be preserved. Cunningham | Quill is honored to receive a Vision Award for this exciting project, and congratulates our project partners Mission First Housing Development Corporation, Urban Matters and the Mt. Lebanon CDC.