Abrams Hall was originally constructed on the campus of Walter Reed in 1976 as barrack housing for soldiers receiving long-term medical care but did not require a hospital bed. HELPUSA’s mission to provide affordable housing for veterans that experienced chronic homelessness was a perfect fit for the redevelopment of this adaptive-reuse project.
Wiencek + Associates designed 77 units of affordable, supportive housing, along with amenity and program spaces that will provide necessary services for the residents. The substantial renovation included redesigning the interior spaces, upgrading elevators, updating the HVAC systems, and providing new stairs, retaining walls, sidewalks and landscaping to the exterior.
This project is the first affordable housing development constructed on the Walter Reed site, renamed the Parks at Walter Reed, and fittingly will serve veterans.
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