Welcome to ArtView, a mix-used sustainable building in the heart of the U Street corridor, the epicenter of DC urban renaissance. As a singularly unique condominium project in Washington DC, ArtView is conceived to integrate fine art and working artists into the condominium community.
The cultural heart of ArtView is a new contemporary art space called H-Space, a new initiative from Hamiltonian Artists — an organization dedicated to building a solid foundation for innovative artists in Washington, DC — in collaboration with Hamiltonian Gallery, Cultural DC, and other art organizations in the city. Located on the west end of the building, facing 9-1/2 Street, H-Space will provide live-work studios for local and international artists, and a multidisciplinary project space encouraging artistic ideas, showcasing work from well-known artists from DC and beyond. ArtView residents are invited to partake in H-Space cultural events and gain inspiration from the creative exchange inherent in this uniquely designed space.
ArtView is the brainchild of Paul So, founder of Hamiltonian Artists and Executive Officer of PT2SO Investments LLC, an environmental conscious developer with a strong emphasis on sustainable design. ArtView will be a LEED Gold building designed by Inscape Studio, with many energy saving and environmental responsible elements incorporated in its sophisticated and modern design.
ArtView is ideally positioned in the U Street Corridor, a commercial and residential neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC — one of the preeminent cultural and art centers for the nation’s capital. An historic neighborhood well known for its cultural heritage in Jazz and African American history, U Street Corridor boasts many new performing art spaces, such as Howard Theater www.thehowardtheatre.com, Source Theater www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/source-festival, Studio Theater wwwstudiotheatre.org and Bohemian Caverns www.bohemiancaverns.com, along with contemporary art galleries, and other cultural venues. It’s the go-to spot for delicious cuisine by day and live music after dark.
In 2007, Paul So, an avid painter and physics professor at George Mason University, founded Hamiltonian Artists with the vision of creating an innovative career program for emerging visual artists. Its mission is to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities to innovative new artists and by advancing their entrepreneurial success.
In partnership with Hamiltonian Gallery, a prominent exhibition space in U Street Corridor, the first class of Hamiltonian Fellows debuted during the gallery’s inaugural new. (now). exhibition in 2008. Today, Hamiltonian Artists is a dynamic catalyst for DC’s creative economy and a vibrant center for contemporary art in Washington, DC.
Through ArtView and H-Space, Paul So and Hamiltonian Artists endeavor to reactivate urban spaces, and through art, contribute to the growing awareness on the importance of creative placemaking in a rapidly growing metropolitan city like Washington, DC.