Design Army was one of the first businesses to arrive on H Street in DC--an emerging neighborhood in the northeast quadrant of the city. “For me, when we were thinking about workspace, I wanted to own our building. So we own this building. We added two floors—one floor and a floor with a kitchen with a roof deck. I didn’t want to have a landlord or pay rent. I wanted full control of everything. We bought it as a burnt-out shell. It was a pool hall. The last time it was occupied was during the 1968 riots,” says Jake. Photo by: Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography  Photo 2 of 9 in Design Army, Washington, D.C.

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Design Army was one of the first businesses to arrive on H Street in DC--an emerging neighborhood in the northeast quadrant of the city. “For me, when we were thinking about workspace, I wanted to own our building. So we own this building. We added two floors—one floor and a floor with a kitchen with a roof deck. I didn’t want to have a landlord or pay rent. I wanted full control of everything. We bought it as a burnt-out shell. It was a pool hall. The last time it was occupied was during the 1968 riots,” says Jake. Photo by: Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography

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