VIKA provided planning, civil engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture services for one of the tallest LEED Platinum buildings in the Washington Metropolitan area. This project features the following:

  • Office/retail:  35-story/535,000 SF
  • Underground parking:  180,000 SF
  • First redevelopment project to earn the US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification
  • Building designated by two LEED certifications (building design and neighborhood development)
  • Among a handful of projects in the nation that have been accepted into the LEED Neighborhood Development Pilot Program
  • More energy-efficient features than any other building in Virginia
  • In-fill redevelopment project with access to the Blue, Orange, and Silver Metro lines, the Potomac River bridges, five major interstates and highways, and the Mount Vernon Trail.

The project site was between an existing Dominion Power substation and the Rosslyn Metro Station. The scope of development included the adaptive re-use of the operating substation and working with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to make significant improvements to the Metro Station, lobby, and infrastructure.

The site was also over the tunnels for the Orange and Blue Lines of the Metro and required VIKA to coordinate surveying and civil design elements with existing WMATA infrastructure and to prepare exhibits that detailed the horizontal and vertical clearances of the existing tunnel and the proposed building.

In addition, the project is located in the flight lines for Reagan National Airport. Part of the services VIKA provided included coordination between the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We prepared exhibits that detailed the locations of both horizontal and vertical limits of the air rights restrictions, which the architect then used to develop the height limitation of the building.

Another interesting aspect of the project is that VIKA designed a stormwater detention vault to hold approximately 6,600 CF of rainwater (after it goes through a storm filter), used to cool the air conditioner units.

VIKA’s landscape architecture services for the development included:

  • Urban design and landscape/hardscape construction documentation for detailed streetscape development
  • Close coordination with Arlington County staff and neighborhood citizen groups on issues related to transportation and pedestrian circulation

1812 North Moore won the 2014 NAIOP Award of Merit for Speculative Office Building 15 Stories and Above and was recognized in 2007 by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance as a Smart Growth Project for its contributions to the quality and vitality of the Central Place redevelopment district in Rosslyn.