Arlington Mill Residences, Arlington’s first committed affordable housing community using Public Land for Public Good, was named Best Housing Development in Virginia, the highest award presented during the Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference Awards Luncheon.VIEW PROJECT Read More >
KGD Architectures #Gnomemorehunger Jayson Werth Gnome received local and national attentionRead More >
Canstruction, an annual charitable function put on by the American Institute of Architects of
Northern Virginia (AIA NoVa) for the greater metropolitan real estate/construction industry. The charity hosts competitions and exhibitions showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of cans of food. For this year’s competition KGD Architecture built a 750 pound Jayson Werth Gnome, reaching close to 10ft tall.
Aligned with the firm’s upcoming 20th anniversary, KGD Architecture celebrates continuity, longevity and dedication with the
announcing of promotions of Associate Principal, Senior Associates and Associates.
These individuals are recognized for their performance, leadership and commitment to design excellence. Each plays a critical role in the overall success of the firm and have the ability to influence broader decision making for the future.
KGD's design of IAI's new Headquarters in Dulles, Virginia was featured on the Office Snapshots blog this month!
The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) celebrated the grand opening of the Arlington Mill Residences on March 24, 2014.
This 122-unit affordable apartment building is a project of firsts. It is the first ground-lease of public land by Arlington County for private development, and the first example of Arlington County’s “Public Land for Public Good” policy adopted in 2013. It is the first redevelopment of an Avenue Site along Columbia Pike since its adoption of Form Based Code, and the first residential project in Arlington to be “district energy ready”.
Interior Designer and Virginia Tech graduate, Stephanie Smore, will give a lecture on KGD Architecture at Virginia Tech's School of Architecture and Design on February 7th, 2014.
The reGen Boston Awards have been posted online. KGD Architecture received a special mention for Best Use of Density for our SALUTOPONICS entry!
The Arlington County Board approved the plan to build a five-story mixed-income apartment building in the Buckingham neighborhood. The Springs will include 104-unit building with office space on the ground floor and underground parking. 98 are committed affordable units, six units will rent at market rates. The Board also approved a $7.82 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to help the non-profit Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) finance the development.
Community Benefits Include:
- 98 affordable units, mostly family-sized, committed to remain affordable 60 years
- $75,000 public art contribution
- $47,290 Utility Underground Fund Contribution
- Streetscape improvements, including 12-foot sidewalk with an eight-foot clear zone on North Carlin Springs Road and 11-foot sidewalk with six-foot clear zone on North Thomas Street
- Bicycle parking exceeding County standards
- Commitment to negotiate with the County for a public access easement to a proposed new park in the middle of the block, if the adjoining property is not redeveloped
Read Arlington Newsroom Article
KGD would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 WBC Craftsmanship Awards! A special congratulation to Harmon, Inc. and DAVIS Construction on the awards received for The Aerospace Corporation – Phase 1 in Chantilly, VA. The Aerospace Corporation won in three categories: Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear, Special Systems, and Telecommunications Systems & Facilities.