Moving to Brookland in 2006, Taurus and Norman Smith Architecture once again combined their design/build talents to create a space that would serve their needs until the new headquarters on H Street, NE could be completed. While their tenure was short-lived, it established a standard for interior office space combining a need for privacy and open space collaboration.
Prior to the development surge on H Street, NE, Taurus saw the potential in this well-grounded neighborhood. Named after the famous African American artist Romary Bearden, the Bearden Arts Building became a mainstay of the neighborhood. The Taurus team established its headquarters in this original 3 story vacant building. With local eateries, Star and Shamrock and Bullfrog Bagels and the H Street Greenhouse (the second incubator space to open in DC), Taurus mapped a plan to build-out Bearden arts, grow the Greenhouse and add residential space. Follow our progress on Facebook. If you are client, log-in to see a real-time update.
Established as a commercial space in the 1980’s, commercial space was grandfathered in on the first levels with residential throughout the rest of the building. 1123 is on the right in the image.
In the heart of Adams Morgan, this iconic building was home to restaurants and bars on both the first and second floor. When the owner decided to create living space on the second floor, our design/build team created a loft space with custom cabinetry, custom doors and eye-catching design.