2020 Year in Review
DESIGN BRIEF | February 2021
2020 Year in Review
Awards Received: 3
Projects Completed: 4
Projects Under Construction: 9
New Employees: 4
Babies Born: 2
Virtual Book Clubs: 3
Pets Adopted: 3
African Outposts: 1
MV+A is grateful to have accomplished what we did in 2020. The firm as a whole grew professionally as we added new projects and completed existing ones, while receiving much appreciated recognition and awards in the process. Personally, the MV+A team grew to understand the necessity of patience and understanding as we, along with everyone else, worked hard, adapted, and simply tried our best. Below highlights some of our work as we valiantly trudged through 2020, along with what we look forward to in 2021.
Whole Foods Market – The Boro
Working with general contractor, L.F. Jennings, Inc., MV+A received The Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Best Retail/Interiors award for Excellence in Construction in the Metro Washington area.
Whole Foods Market – West Broad Street
The Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) awarded the Whole Foods, located in The Sauer Center development near the Fan District, the 2020 Project of the Year Award. More details regarding both new Whole Foods locations can be found here.
Check out last month’s Design Brief for MV+A’s other award-winning project, Chapman Stables. The project won the D.C. Preservation League’s 2020 District of Columbia Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
Completed in 2020
Whole Foods Market – Florida Avenue
Expected 2021 Completion
Faraday Park East and West
Crossroads at Towson Row
Halley Rise – Block F
Riverdale Park Station – Building 5
Riverdale Park, MD
In addition to 2020 consisting of substantial construction activity, there was also considerable planning and entitlement processes happening behind the scenes. Keep an eye out for a future Design Brief featuring recent MV+A projects securing entitlements.
Looking back on 2020, it is hard to believe it has almost been a full year since the office has (fortunately) been working remotely. As we continue to work from home, we value our clients, consultants, and partners, and appreciate the opportunity to stay busy during this tumultuous time. As for 2021 – the show must go on!