Dist. Arch. Center Exhibit to Include BVA Projects

For years, we’ve relied on just one photography studio to document our work: Hoachlander Davis Photography, where Anice Hoachlander, Judy Davis and Allen Russ dependably produce the stellar images that illustrate the variety of homes and commercial structures we design.

And we’re not the only ones. HDP has amassed an impressive book of clients, giving them an exhibit-worthy portfolio of residential and institutional architecture. That’s why the District Architecture Center has just opened an exhibit of the studio’s work—and we’re thrilled to be included.

One of the 20 printed projects on the walls is this “Arts & Crafts tree house,” as we like to call it, which rests on a sloping, wooded lot in DC’s Phillips Park.

To capture the photograph above, Anice used a 24-foot tripod on the hillside “to get the camera above-grade so the house wouldn’t get distorted.”


“It was really important that I photograph the house in a way that would use natural light,” Anice says, “to commemorate and enhance all the natural material used in the project—the timber and the stone.”

Anice took the same approach inside, allowing nature and natural light to play an active role within each space:



(If you’d like to read more about this project and see additional images, click here to see the full project profile.)

Anice, Judy and Allen created a website and blog called Photographing Spaces “to inform and inspire architects, landscape architects and designers with photography techniques and practices,” according to the exhibit program. The photographs on display build on that theme, Anice says. “It was a way for us to be able to highlight our work but also to show how we collaborate with our clients.”

The exhibit includes a running slideshow of 130 additional images, and Anice chose two more of our projects for that digital showcase:

Our interior designer, Miriam Dillon, designed the family room above along with an adjacent kitchen. The soothing palette and transitional decor got rave reviews from the nationally prominent Greige Design blog. (The full project profile is on our site, right here.)

The next project is brand new—not even posted yet on our website, so the slideshow will serve as a taste of what’s to come with this delicious breakfast nook (puns intended):

The exhibit, free and open to the public, opened last week and will be up through Friday, March 23. We hope to meet you there at the opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 pm.