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Construction Tour: 2311 Wilson Boulevard
August 30

2311 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

The Young Architects Forum is organizing this construction tour, hosted by MTFA Architecture and Clark Construction.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00p for a hard hat tour of Courthouse’s newest office building.  

Designed by MTFA Architecture, this class-A, mixed-use commercial and retail building provides an iconic identity to the Courthouse Metro neighborhood in Arlington. An eight-story, transit-oriented design provides 175,000 square feet of leasable space including a day care center, urban park, luxury fitness center, teleconferencing rooms and a roof top deck with views of the Potomac River gorge, Washington Monument and DC Skyline. The 40-foot, column-free structural planning bays are designed for maximum flexibility to serve a variety of government and commercial tenant types. The roof terrace provides an active educational and informal meeting place offering secure wi-fi for an alternate work environment. A model of sustainable development, the building was designed to exceed the standards of USGBC LEED® Gold certification and remain resilient to accommodating change in the evolving workplace.

All tour members will be required to wear PPE, including hard hats, safety vest, safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. There will be a limited number available to those who need to borrow equipment.

1.5 HSW LUs. $10 for AIA members, $15 for non-members.

Contact Braden Field at for more information.


Learning Objectives

Participants will consider the project’s development in regards to zoning requirements and the Arlington County 4.1 site plan process, in coordination with a private developer and adjacent neighbors including partnered site plan development, apartment building, hotel, elementary school and single-family residential.

Participants will examine class-A office core-and-shell base building design and planning variables and deliverables, considering the sustainable features designed to exceed the standards of USGBC LEED® Gold certification.

Participants will evaluate the project’s architectural design goals and examine how they are executed through careful coordination with engineering disciplines and detailing, while considering how construction issues are addressed to preserve the original design intent.

Participants will tour the construction site, observing work in progress to better understand construction methods, sequences and materials in relationship to the construction documents.