Bread for the City

  • Area:  25,000 sq. ft.
  • Location:  Washington, DC
  • Year:  2016-11-28

Marshall Moya Design was invited to produce a concept design for Bread for the City’s new headquarters. The $10 million, 25,000 sq. ft. project, will serve vulnerable members of the community with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services. As a catalyst for further development along Good Hope Road, Marshall Moya Design’s main intent for the design was to convey, through built form, the mission and vision of the organization. The design opens with a level of transparency to demonstrate and reveal the activities of Bread for the City as an open door for support and guidance. The building is entered directly from the sidewalk, with retail programming on the first level and parking spaces located at the rear of the building. An elevator will provide vertical access to all four floors of the project. The use of brick, which will be 70% of the building facade, does not only provide a sense of continuity with the existing structures along Good Hope Road, but also a sense of security, rendering the main entrance facade as the view into the building’s interior space.