Mar 21

Convene With History

We recently had the pleasure of working on two Convene projects in Washington, DC with FOX Architects and DAVIS Construction.  Both designs captured the history of each building but with a beautiful and sleek modern flair.

At Terrell Place, FOX Architects describes the space:

“Convene is a prominent coworking and event space provider with a focus on hospitality. Our challenge was to design Convene’s first location in Washington, DC at Terrell Place: a historic building located in Penn Quarter. Our goal was to create a space that fused this location’s rich history and architectural language with the boutique experience for which Convene is renowned.”- FOX Architects

With more than 76,000 square feet and three floors to work with, the design implemented various amenities for Convene’s clients.  This includes “a full-service kitchen, chef’s demonstration tables, and two new monumental stairs.  A custom fabricated skylight with circadian rhythm lighting runs the full extent of the basement amenity floor.”

Next up was Convene Hamilton Square, another more than 79,000 square feet and another a historic building formerly home to Garfinckel’s department store.  FOX Architects wanted to create a space that fused this location’s rich history as DC’s premiere retailer with the boutique experience for which Convene is renowned.”

Inside the space, one can feel the rich history left behind, with an underlying sense of luxurious “1950’s fashion” and even millwork details reminiscent of retail display cases.

“As the former home to Garfinckel’s department store, Convene – Hamilton Square continues the tradition of sophistication and service in this historic building. Moments of grandeur meet elements presented on a human scale for Convene’s hospitality-centric brand of coworking and event services.”- FOX Architects

These two Convene spaces have been featured in the media

Check out the beautiful pictures here and here.

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