Chapman Stables

Washington, DC
Fire Protection
Project Type
108,000 SF

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapman Stables was originally a coal yard and sales building, adapted into a horse stable and then a parking garage.  In 2015, it became an adaptive-use project that includes 114 market-rate and affordable units.

The project added a third and fourth floor to the existing 2 story structure (stable/garage). The entryway was fitted into a shaft that was once used as an automobile elevator. The existing building’s interior display showcases its history by preserving the terrazzo floors and exposing its brick walls and massive cast-iron support beams.

A new 5 story building was also designed behind the existing structure and is accompanied by a densely planted courtyard. The building showcases floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop pavilion and garden.