Developed more than 20 years ago, Goodwin House is a continuing care retirement and assisted living community in Bailey’s Crossroads.

Goodwin House completed a nearly four-year construction / renovation project to expand and enhance the existing community. The project included:

  • New 15-story, 106-unit independent living apartment tower
  • Health and wellness center
  • Renovations to three levels of the existing tower.

VIKA provided surveying, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services for the renovation and expansion.

Renovations encompassed 360,000 SF of the first three floors of the existing facility. The new independent living tower contains 188,000 SF of residential units and offices and a 79,000-SF parking garage underneath. The new 42,000 SF, three-story health and wellness center has a 58,000-SF parking garage underneath. During this phase of the project, the central utility plant equipment was also completely replaced. Renovations to the existing tower were phased.

The creation of sufficient parking to accommodate the community’s expansion fostered true innovation by the project team. Prior to construction, Goodwin House decided that more parking was needed, despite the fact that what was planned was substantially more than required by zoning. We considered many options, taking into account the pros and cons of cost and schedule impacts.

The final site design made innovative use of an existing dry stormwater management pond at the northeast corner of the property. The pond had to be expanded to accommodate the new development on the campus, so the project team developed a plan to construct a parking garage over the pond, thereby recapturing approximately two acres of under-utilized land. VIKA also provided façade surveying services.

VIKA was awarded the 2012 Fairfax County Land Conservation Award for Tree Planting Multifamily Residential Category for our work on Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. In addition, Goodwin House was awarded the 2010 Decade of Excellence Community Service Award by Building of America for their impact on the community.