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Ocean Sundial

Donald Lococo ArchitectsSouth Bethany, DEProject partners include Linton Engineering and Quality Window & Door By maximizing ocean sunrise to the primary communal areas, and then dialing back solar gains, a responsible solar heat gain is achieved. The form of this vacation home for a family of 5 is derived from state guidelines mandating a 25% roof slope. However, instead of...
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University of Virginia, Orthopedic Center at Ivy Road

ZGF ArchitectsCharlottesville, VA Project partners include VHB, Affiliated Engineers Inc. & Whiting-Turner Careful consideration went into designing a space that supports a positive care experience for multigenerational and diverse patient groups. The design team focused on creating an environment that is easily accessible and equitable for all users. The building’s layout seeks to reduce the number of steps patients, who are...
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Silo Folly at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.Winchester, VA  A remnant of an old working farm, this silo is now a meaningful feature at the site of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Built in 1962, the abandoned silo was revived as a new art folly, an extension of the existing garden follies within the Museum’s formal gardens. The silo’s original roof dome...
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801 East Men’s Shelter

Wiencek + Associates Architects + PlannersWashington, DC  Photographs © Jeffery Sauers, CPI Productions  Located on the historic St. Elizabeth’s Campus in Washington DC, this new Men’s Shelter was designed to be a “Beacon of Hope” for those in need. The goal was to transform the DC homeless shelter system to ensure that any person experiencing a housing crisis has a safe,...
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On the Boards: La Dati Ghiacciaia

Northern Virginia as the capital of the world data infrastructure (more than 300 facilities and still growing fast) is the epicenter of the emerging trends related to the expanding footprint of the data center built environments. The need for more space, integration into the surroundings, independent and renewable power sources, a more sustainable life cycle, and flexibility are among the...
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Arlington Transit (ART) Operations and Maintenance Facility 

Designed by Stantec Architecture The Arlington Transit (ART) Operations and Maintenance Facility is located at the southern edge of Arlington, VA, and serves as a gateway to the County along I-395. The transformative project adapts three parcels of land, separated by a private access road and a regional storm water channel, into a resilient, modern facility to sustain reliable, efficient public...
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Arlington County Fire Station 8

Arlington, Va.designed by FGM Architects As one of the first African American volunteer fire departments south of the Mason Dixon line, Fire Station 8 has been the heart of its neighborhood and a safe haven for the community for over 100 years. From the outset of design, the community has been a driving factor in ensuring that FGMA not only...
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The Earl

Arlington, Va.Designed by WDG Clarendon West is a landmark redevelopment of the former Red Top Cab properties located between the Clarendon and historic Lyon Village neighborhoods of Arlington. The two-phase project consists of three multifamily residential buildings totaling 581,000 SF, with 600 units and 3,500 SF of retail within six-, eight- and eleven-story building masses on two non-contiguous sites. The...
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100 Quay Street

Alexandria, Va.Designed by Conkey | architects What started out as a simple window replacement to take advantage of spectacular views of the Potomac River blossomed into a completely transformative renovation. This home, one of eighty-three built in an early 1970’s neo-colonial style development common to that era, was never meant to have a river view when it was originally designed....