1,000 Units Under Construction – Part One
DESIGN BRIEF | October 2020
Over 1,000 Units Under Construction – Part One
MV+A had over 1,000 units under construction in the summer of 2020. Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, MV+A was able to coordinate with construction teams to progress on schedule with our projects. Projects included in this accomplishment were Faraday Park, Halley Rise – Block F, Riverdale Park Station, and Towson Row. With site locations in Virginia and Maryland, Design Briefs Part One and Part Two will revisit the development of each project along with their current construction status.
Status: The West building facades are nearing completion with interior unit finishes underway, including a variety of built-ins from desks to bars. The pool, cabana, and amenity roof deck on top of the precast garage are also being framed and finished. The East building garage addition precast is complete, with residential masonry in progress along with unit drywall, doors, and trim going in. The glazed sunroom extending into the courtyard is framed with its exposed steel beams, and it will house the amenity dining room with a direct connection to the courtyard plaza amenity.
Development: Faraday Park East and West is a redevelopment of a seven-acre site in Reston, VA. Once complete, the site will have two seven-story rental apartment buildings with ground floor retail, as well as twenty-six townhouses arranged around a network of public parks. MV+A is the Architect for the project, master-planned the site, and secured entitlements. Faraday Park is expected to be complete in early spring 2021.
Halley Rise – Block F
Status: With the entire super structure complete, a tower crane is scheduled to come down the first week in October. The exterior building skin work is progressing, with the installation of the roofing, residential windows, and brick veneer following closely behind. Once the building is weather tight, the focus will shift to the interior and finishing of the 350+ residential units and amenity spaces.
Development: MV+A designed the master plan for the entire thirty-six-acre site in Reston, VA. The overall development is planned to include 1.9 million sq. ft. of office space, 1,630 residential units, a 200-key hotel, and 300,000 sq. ft. of retail and entertainment, including an 80,000 sq. ft. urban-format Wegmans. MV+A is also the Architect for Block F, which includes 350 units and Wegmans. Substantial completion of the first building in Halley Rise is anticipated in late 2021.
Stay tuned for next month’s Design Brief featuring Part Two for projects in Maryland!