Chophouse Row opens!

One of our buildings had it's opening "festival" - bands, food, beer, and even an opera singer. The day before I bought a new sketchbook to take with me while camping (size, teeth- all matters) - to mark the occasion, I drew a little cartoon of our project.

The easement is more open and less scary.

The easement is more open and less scary.

The party took place last Thursday.  It's very pleasing to see real bodies in the space rather than photoshop phantoms one cuts out to "activate" a project- to give it life, to give it function. 

Left: the mews, picture by my coworker Wing-Yee. Right: the courtyard, filling up with people!

Left: the mews, picture by my coworker Wing-Yee.
Right: the courtyard, filling up with people!

The old bones it the lot behind the Chophouse- turned into an active, multi-leveled courtyard.

The old bones it the lot behind the Chophouse- turned into an active, multi-leveled courtyard.

I think we're done! TI work is being done by our friends Graham Baba Architects in Capitol Hill. Don't be surprised if I use this building as a background to my comics. It's engaging, unique, and full of history.