washington dc


LEDC celebrated its 20th anniversary tonight at the OAS. The neo-classical building at 17th and Constitution with its two-story atrium was a wonderful venue for LEDC’s annual fund raiser. I sit as board chair at LEDC and being the son of an immigrant from Santiago, Chile, the services they provide have a special place in my heart. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other DC area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. Inscape donated $500 to the gala.

In 2008 Inscape Studio designed LEDC’s new space in Wheaton, MD. The 2,400sf space serves thousands of Maryland residents providing services in small business development and lending, homeownership and foreclosure counselling, and affordable housing preservation. Also is in the space is a financial services center that works with that portion of the population without access to traditional banking institutions.

Inscape Publico will be providing concept design services for a new building in Wheaton. The new development will allow us to expand our services in an area that has seen a tremendous population increase over the past decade. LEDC will be launching a capital campaign in the fall of this year to raise the 3 million dollars needed to build the new facility. To learn more about LEDC and to donate to the organization, please visit their website.
- Greg


This evening I attended a rooftop reception and fundraiser to support

Mi Casa

hosted by the law firm Reno & Cavanaugh helped to support Mi Casa's mission to provide affordable housing to low and moderate-income households in Washington, DC and Baltimore. Inscape made a contribution of $250. Atop the roof at 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW we were serenaded by a jazz trio while enjoying views of the US Capitol and the Washington Monument. A glass of white wine cooled the body on this warm early summer evening.


Inscape Studio

, Inscape Publico's sister firm, is collaborating with Mia Casa on the design and renovation of 60 units in NE Washington, DC. Pleasant Park Cooperative is composed of 60 two-bedroom townhouses situated around a series of courtyards. With Mi Casa's assistance and a DHCD loan, the tenants purchased and are developing their homes as a limited equity cooperative. It's a pleasure working with Mia Casa and the tenants of PPC on this important project.

- Greg