Design Brief | The Changing Landscape of NoVa
DESIGN BRIEF | February 2019
ON THE BOARDS
MV+A has been working with Brookfield Properties in collaboration with Land Design, Urban Ltd., and Morris Adjmi Architects on the master plan for Halley Rise (formerly known as Reston Crescent), a 36-acre site adjacent to the Silver Line’s forthcoming Reston Town Center Metro station. The approved plan transforms two existing office buildings with surface parking into a densely populated, mixed-use, transit-oriented development. Halley Rise proposes the creation of eight city blocks, contains 1.5 million square feet of new office space, 250,000 square feet of retail anchored by a Wegmans grocery, a cinema, urban parks and plazas, and 1,500 residential units. The development will reshape a traditional suburban office park into a thriving, transformational urban development.
Following the submission of the masterplan, MV+A immediately began the building design of Block F, the first phase of the development. This block includes the 80,000 square foot urban-format Wegmans grocery anchor, an additional 6,000 square feet of restaurants and shops, and more than 350 apartments, all being served by nearly 1,000 structured parking spaces. The design and development team have worked collaboratively on a thoughtful building experience with refined details creating a sophisticated environment. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2019.
MV+A Role: Project Manager
From: Washington, DC
Schooling: University of the District of Columbia
Joined MV+A: July 2018
Hobbies Outside of Work: Fishing and boating
MV+A Role: Construction Administration Manager
Schooling: Catholic University of America
Joined MV+A: October 2018
Hobbies Outside of Work: Drumming at music venues or recording in his home studio