Adaptive Reuse: From Office Buildings to Multifamily


Empty office buildings, meet adaptive reuse.

The BKV team worked with Promark Real Estate Services to design the recently completed Octave 1320, an office-to-condo conversion project in Silver Spring, Maryland. We preserved the building’s basic structure, but completely rehabbed the interior into 102 one- and two-bedroom units.  The condos offer modern finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and flexible features such as movable granite islands and movable wall partitions.  Octave 1320 also has a first-floor clubroom, a bike storage room, and a roof deck with a pool and skyline views.

With open floor plans and affordable list prices, these condos are geared toward first-time buyers — and the price was right for the developer, too.  The foundation and support structures were kept intact, and the construction time (about 12 months) was much faster than new construction.

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