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Navigating an “Urban Daycare” Project, at DC’s District Wharf

After designing over 30 daycare centers in suburban settings, Loveless Porter Architects is working on its first “urban childcare” design, in The Banks development, across from DC’s District Wharf. Much of the process is the same: Creating an environment that invites children to explore and learn, with careful consideration given to safety, age range, classroom sizes and curriculum. Yet, building a space...

Loveless Porter Named a “Global Business Insights” Winner

Loveless Porter Architects, LLC is proud to be named the “2018/2019 Global Business Insight Award for Ecological Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year.” While our primary focus is on building design and construction contract administration, we can also work with clients to extend our design philosophies to the surrounding landscape when called upon. It is an honor to have a spotlight shown...

Realtors: Help Commercial Clients Avoid Permitting Pitfalls

As a commercial realtor, you want your clients to succeed.  You likely spend hours learning about their goals, followed by months searching for their ideal space, triangulating factors such as location, building condition and pricing. Then comes negotiation of lease or purchase terms.  Don’t let this momentum come to a grinding halt when your client applies for an occupancy permit. I have...

Having It All: Loveless Porter Undertakes Two “Mixed-Use” Projects

Mixed-use development continues to be a buzzword in the architecture and design industry, and for good reason. In its ideal format, this planning concept co-locates homes, office space, recreation, retail and transit. Mixed-use, or “smart,” development, essentially creates a universal space to work, play, shop and live. This type of planning is in high demand because it: Offers an efficient use of...