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Commercial building projects win NAIOP and Fairfax County design awards

Projects around Fairfax County received 10 honors at the Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards handed out earlier this month. The awards are an opportunity to celebrate significant contributions to Northern Virginia’s built environment by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.

“Focus on Excellence” was the theme of the event held November 18 at Capital One Hall in Tysons. In all, NAIOP Northern Virginia presented 23 awards in these categories: Buildings, Interiors, Transactions, Membership and Trendsetters.

NAIOP Northern Virginia is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and it comprises nearly 900 members serving Northern Virginia. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed‐use real estate, with more than 25,000 members in North America.

Fairfax County-based projects won the following awards. All photos courtesy of NAIOP.

Interiors

SAP NS2 Labs, located in Chantilly, received the “Tenant Space Under 15,000 Square Feet Award of Excellence.” Submitted by rand* construction corporation, NAIOP members on the team include CBRE.

College Board, located in Reston, received the “Tenant Space over 50,000 Square Feet Award of Excellence.” It was submitted by CallisonRTKL.

Transactions

1676 International, located in Tysons, received the “Lease Award of Merit.” Submitted by Brandywine Realty Trust, NAIOP members on the team include: Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Perkins & Will.

Volkswagen Group of America headquarters, located in Reston, received the “Lease Award of Excellence.” Submitted by Boston Properties, NAIOP Members on the team include: Clark Construction Group, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL.

Buildings

8150 Leesburg Pike amenities, located in Tysons, received the “Amenity Space Award of Excellence.”  It was submitted by Architecture, Incorporated.

The Watermark Hotel, located in Tysons, received the “Hospitality Award of Excellence.” Submitted by Capital One, NAIOP members on the team include: B.F. Saul Hospitality, Cushman & Wakefield, Gensler and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Woodlawn Fire Station #24 replacement, located in the Mount Vernon area, received the “Build-to-Suit Institutional Award of Excellence.” Submitted by Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, NAIOP members on the team include Scheibel Construction.

Capital One Center, located in Tysons, received the “Mixed-Use Project Award of Excellence.” Submitted by Capital One, NAIOP members on the team include: B.F. Saul Hospitality, Cushman & Wakefield, Gensler, HGA and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Reston Town Center expansion, located in Reston, received the “Office Award of Excellence.” Submitted by Clark Construction, NAIOP members on the team include: Boston Properties, Cooper Carry, Cushman & Wakefield, Dewberry, Gensler and JLL.

Capital One Hall received the “Trendsetter Award of Excellence.”


2021 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Recipients

While we’re on the subject of architecture and design, six projects won 2021 James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards from the Fairfax County government for achievement in the total design of a building and its site.

The awards, named for the late Providence District member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and state delegate, aim to raise awareness of outstanding planning and design projects among design professionals and the general public. The program is sponsored by the Board of Supervisors and administered by the County’s Department of Planning and Development in cooperation with the county’s Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The Boro, located in Tysons, received the “2021 Honor Award” in the mixed-use category. Completed in 2020 and owned by Kettler/The Meridian Group, the architect for the project was Shalom Baranes Associates.

Woodlawn Fire Station #24 replacement, located in Fairfax, received the “2021 Merit Award.” Completed in 2021, the architect was BKV Group. (note above that this project also won a NAIOP award.)

2021 Honorable Mentions

Herrity Fountain Stormwater retrofit project, located in Fairfax, was recognized in the category of “Community Benefit Project.” Architect: Wetland Studies and Solutions.

Innovation Center Station Parking Garage and Plaza, located in the Herndon area, was recognized in the “Commercial” category. Architect: HGA.

NS2 Innovation Labs, located in Chantilly, was recognized in the “Commercial Interiors” category. Architect: The M Group. (This project also won a NAIOP award.)

Prosperity Metro Plaza, located in Merrifield, was recognized in the “Commercial Interiors” category. Architect: GTM Architects.