La Casa Men's Permanent Housing

La Casa Men's Permanent Housing

Department of General Services

Project Details: Department of General Services

Washington, DC 

Architect: Studio Twenty Seven & Leo A. Daly

Project Size: 29, 192 sf.

Project Duration: October 2012 – October 2014


The La Casa men’s homeless shelter building has seven (7) floors above grade and includes a full basement located in Washington, DC. The total above grade floor area is 24,500 sf. In addition to the 40 single efficiency units, the building will also provide a community conference room, an elevator, a laundry room and an exterior courtyard for the tenants. 


• Due to funding constraints this project had to be contracted for construction prior to the end of the Fiscal year or the funds could be lost.

• Protest, additional request made by the city, and unforseen H Piles that went across the property line boundaries were a few of the many funding challenges that this project faced from the beginning.

• The Rain Screen was built by several trades and caused several questions and inconsistancies 


This project is currently 100% completed, is pursuing to achieve LEED Gold standings and is one of the first government supported housing in the District of Columbia. This project also has a patio, green roof and a rain screen façade. During this project we selected and negotiated contracts with the A/E, CM, GC, and third party inspectors. During the duration of this project, there has been a negotiated savings of 1 million in change orders. 

La Casa Interior (Complete)

La Casa Interior (Complete)