Site Visit: Petworth Open Concept

Construction of this interior renovation project began last month. Since then demolition of the upper floors has been completed, including excavation of the basement to increase its ceiling height to meet code. The existing second floor framing was not structurally capable of supporting the new “open-concept“ first floor plan, therefore additional floor framing was added. The opening around the existing stair was also widened to increase clearance above the stair. Structural reinforcements included “sistering” new framing to existing joists, and replacing the beams around the stair. Demolition at the rear porch revealed minimal exterior wall framing and a plaster and Read More

Architecture Month 2020: The Architecture & Music of Black Broadway – Run Tour

5/4 Update: The Run Tour has been postponed to October 10, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe! studio lyew is proud to be a part of Architecture Month 2020! Richard will be hosting a run tour that highlights “The Architecture & Music of Black Broadway” on April 25 October 10. Celebrate your city with tours, talks, and more, all April year long… visit aiadc.com/ArchMonth2020 to learn more and book your event! @DCArchCenter #ArchMonthDC This 3.5-mile tour from Columbia Heights to Shaw neighborhoods in Washington, DC will give participants an active and engaging experience focused on the visionaries, businesses, Read More