M Street Adaptive Reuse
Washington, DC


The historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is home to a mix of building types, styles and architectural periods that has undergone a economic and cultural metamorphosis over the last 20 years.  There have been a number of historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects that maintain architectural character of the buildings, while bringing new economic and aesthetic vitality.

One of the oldest buildings on M Street in Georgetown, this property had once been Georgetown's Town Hall, and a Fire Station.  Most recently, the basement and part of a raised first floor were arranged as a split-level fast food restaurant.  The upper floors had been removed completely.  In the current renovation, the building was gutted from roof to basement, the M Street facade has been restored and the original firehouse doors replicated. The first two levels have been filled in with retail, a small elevator/stair core built to the side, and the new third floor made into a one bedroom apartment.

Served as Staff Architect and Assistant Project Manager at Barnes Vanze Architects in Washington D.C. for this historic restoration and adaptive reuse project.


Project Team

Architect—Barnes Vanze Architects
Staff Architect—Robert Saladoff