No matter what size or scope project, AHC takes pride in developing high-quality living environments that complement the neighborhoods we serve. We work closely with communities to ensure our buildings are not only welcoming places to live, but are also well-designed, state-of-the-art developments. AHC also works hard to continually upgrade and maintain our communities.
Designed by Bonstra l Haresign ARCHITECTS, the 90-unit building is part of a five-acre, mixed-use complex on the corner of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard in Ballston's bustling neighborhood.
The four-story building, which is EarthCraft certified, includes a landscaped U-shaped inner courtyard with a water-play feature, community center, library and computer room.
Davis Place - Residential Design Award Winner, 2010
Designed by Cunningham-Quill, the building provides open, light-filled rooms and outdoor deck areas.
The Shelton - Design Arlington Award and American Institute of Architects/DC Chapter Design Awards, 2009
The Shelton has won an Award of Merit in the Design Arlington '09 Awards Program. The building has also won two separate American Institute of Architects/DC Chapter Design Awards -- a Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design and an Architecture Merit Award.
Designed by Bonstra l Haresign ARCHITECTS, the 94-unit building is a cornerstone of the Nauck neighborhood's revitalization plan. The U-shaped building encloses a landscaped courtyard and play area created by Landscape Architecture Bureau. Jurors noted that "The Shelton has the street presence and appearance of a good market-rate housing project, not inexpensive affordable housing."
Thanks to a partnership between AHC and Arlington County, Gates of Ballston, a 464-unit garden-style community, has been preserved as affordable housing. Totally renovated, the complex maintains the integrity of the original 1940s design. In 2008, AHC opened a large new community center that includes onsite resident services programs, a preschool, and adult education classrooms. Watch video.
In 2008, AHC worked with KaBoom, a DC-based nonprofit that helps create play spaces for children and Corporate Executive Board, a research and consulting firm located in Arlington, to create a brand new 2,500-square-foot playground at Harvey Hall. KaBoom organized the project and Corporate Executive Board partnered with AHC to build the new play area. More than 200 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build the playground from the ground up. Slide show of the project. Read Washington Post article, "Upgrade is a Hit with Young Tenants" about Harvey Hall and new playground.