CFA 19/MAY/05-11


Ward One Senior Wellness Center
corner of Georgia Avenue and Newton Street, NW
United States

D.C. Office on Aging
Ward One Senior Wellness Center
New building retaining the existing facades of four row houses
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Dr. Pace:

During its meeting of 19 May 2005, the Commission reviewed and approved the revised concept design for the new Ward One Senior Wellness Center. The members were pleased that the previous scheme had been modified to retain the end corner of the existing row of townhouses and that the building's main entrance way has been relocated to make use of two of the original doorways. Of the two options shown for the third floor addition, the Commission members favor the one featuring the slanted walls. However, they recommend that the design of the third story be restudied to create an orderly configuration and pattern of windows that relates to the existing windows below and to simplify the pattern of the metal sheathing on the sloped walls.

The members once again expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Office of Aging to provide a welcome amenity for the senior members of the Ward One community and to bring life back into these structures. When the final drawings are ready, please submit them to staff for the Commission's delegated approval. As always, the staff is available should you or your design team require additional guidance.


/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA

Dr. E. Veronica Pace, Executive Director, Office of Aging
Government of the District of Columbia
441 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 900S
Washington, D.C. 20001

cc: Louis Fry III, AIA, Lance Bailey & Associates