Our team had a terrific time celebrating at TopGolf for our Annual Employee Appreciation Day! For some, it was the first time picking up a golf club, let alone swinging and hitting a ball! For all, it was a lot more fun than anticipated with playful trash talking, cheering each other on and working together in teams. Great way to spend a day together and a well deserved break for an amazing group.
DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in DC Metropolitan area for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers. This three-day conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC, MD, and VA.
Michael Wiencek, FAIA, and Troy Rog-Urman, AIA, presented to a packed room on Monday afternoon, as they walked through the unique design approaches needed for the award winning, 320,000SF SOME Conway Center and working with a non-profit to achieve their goals. This transformative new building provides three separate housing options, plus job skills training, health care, and offices.
Learn more about the So Others Might Eat (SOME) and the Conway Center at
It’s been 3 years in the making, but today finally marked the beginning of construction on The Woodlands at Reid Temple, a 252 unit affordable senior housing community in Glenn Dale, MD. The project is a partnership between Reid Temple AME church, Urban Matters and Atlantic Pacific Companies who joined together to create one of the most important projects in the County. As Sr. Pastor Mark Whitlock proclaimed at the beginning of the ceremony, “Today is the day the Lord made…we are standing on hallowed ground that will become a living community for seniors that deserve to live a life of dignity.”
Dignitaries from the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, the community of Glenn Dale, along with over a hundred Reid Temple AME church members, the development team and all of those who eagerly attended to celebrate the groundbreaking occasion were delighted to hear from retired Sr. Pastor Lee P. Washington. Dr. Washington related stories of hearing God reveal his plan to build a community to serve seniors. Dr. Washington spent the next four years leading the Reid Temple AME congregation through the process of making the vision come true.
Construction on the project will begin immediately and the grand opening is projected to be in 2021.
The District of Columbia is working hard to reduce homelessness throughout the area and is actively replacing outdated facilities to create an environment that is more efficient, maximizes operations and improves the overall functionality that supports those experiencing homelessness.
This new 85,000SF, 375-bed facility will serve adult men and provide various programs to assist them by providing housing, healthcare, food service and other critical services that address their needs.
We believe this is one of those projects landmark projects that will become a “beacon of hope” for the community and could not be more proud to have been award the honor of designing it.
Troy Rog-Urman, Vice President, and Robert Cleckner, Sr. Project Manager from Whiting Turner, partnered together to present a session titled, “Renovations and The Future Of New Construction“. This two part presentation focused initially on lessons learned in multifamily renovation projects over the past 30 years then shifted gears to look ahead to innovations in construction, including modular construction design and implementation.
AIA|DC Urban Design Committee held its third annual series of open house on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners’ office. The Wiencek team showcased projects currently in planning, design, or construction phases with a focus on exploring how various urban design and architectural projects are transforming the District and other cities around the world.
The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee discovered the details behind the District’s award-winning library, Francis Gregory, with a personal tour from Principal, Michael Wiencek, FAIA, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Mr. Wiencek provided insights into the uniquenesses of this iconic neighborhood library and the teaming efforts with international architect, David Adjaye.
We’re always interested in discussing new business relationships and sustainable community focused architecture