Winstanley Architects & Planners Receives Conceptual Approval From Commission Of Fine Arts & Preservation / DC Historic Board

WHITMAN WALKER NEW OUTPOST AT ST. ELIZABETHS EAST IN WARD 8

Washington, D.C., May 30, 2020 – WINSTANLEY ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS announced today that it has received conceptual design approval from both the Commission on Fine Arts and the D.C. Historic Preservation Board for the new Whitman-Walker Clinic.  Founder and lead designer for the project, Michael Winstanley AIA AICP, made presentations to CFA and HPRB on May 21, 2020 and June 4, 2020.

Whitman-Walker will establish a new health center at St. Elizabeths East as part of the District’s bid to revitalize the Ward 8 campus and, its leaders hope, attract more of a health hub in a part of the city that sorely needs one.

The D.C. health nonprofit, which specializes in care for the city’s LGBTQ community, has signed a lease to occupy 116,000 square feet in a new building to be developed by District-based Redbrick. The building, slated for Parcel 17 — a vacant site on the southern edge of the campus — will be located between Alabama Avenue, Sycamore Drive and 12th Street SE near the Congress Heights Metro station.

The six-story building will house a pharmacy on the ground floor, where both the center and system will also share space for programming and bring on a community partner. Whitman-Walker Health will occupy three floors for primary care, behavioral health services, dental and substance misuse treatment services. And Whitman-Walker Health System will take up two floors for its institute, which includes the group’s work in education, policy and research.

About Winstanley Architects & Planners

Winstanley Architects & Planners is an award-winning architectural and planning design studio specializing in projects of distinction from a design, cultural, environmental and political perspective. With design workshops in Washington, D.C. and Miami, the firm is renowned for its ability to seamlessly integrate planning, architecture and interior design in projects across the academic, civic, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, renovation/historic preservation, and residential sectors in North America and the Caribbean. Focused on design-driven solutions to clients’ business goals, Winstanley designers think creatively and conceptually, blending complex technical elements to achieve realistic building systems and details that are buildable and long-lasting.