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.
Architecture DC featured KGD's design of the IAI Headquarters in Chantilly, VA in its Winter 2013 issue. The project recently won a Merit Award in Interior Architecture from AIA's DC chapter.VIEW PROJECT
$100M Office Tower at 7901 Westpark Drive in Anchor Arbor Row in TysonsVIEW PROJECT
KGD Principal Ben Kishimoto spoke today at the Virginia Society’s AIA Architectural Exchange East. He led an ArchEx seminar, which addressed the relationship between building design and human health and focused on the example of 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, Maryland. The project features higher than normal continuous windows, a reflecting pool, meditation room, LEED Platinum rating, and a four-stage air-filtration system. Natural Law principles provided guidelines for orientation, placement and proportion in order to improve the productivity and well-being of the building’s occupants.VIEW PROJECT
KGD's Salutoponics has been selected as a finalist in the reGEN Boston: Energizing Urban Living Competition. KGD's work will be exhibited at Architecture Boston (ABX) from November 19th-21st and at the Boston Society of Architects from mid-December 2013 through January 2014. Salutoponics will also be included in the reGEN Boston publication.
Congratulations to the team members: Chad Smith, Tess Kelly, Ning Ning Shang, Sheila Lee, Danielle Merrill, Sam Robinson, Joey Barrick and Estrella Amador.