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3100 Clarendon Boulevard
Project category
Corporate
Project market
Architecture,
Interior Design,
Renovation & Repositioning
Project location
Arlington, Virginia
Date of completion
2016
Client
Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Partners
Avison Young,
James G. Davis Construction,
KTA Group, Inc.,
Oculus,
SK&A Engineering,
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC
About Project

A complete interior renovation of 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, as well as updates to the fenestration and retail pedestal, have brought a contemporary language to the classic building, being offered for the first time as a Class A leasable space.

Impact

Long hidden from the public as the home of a government agency, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard was redesigned to engage with its surroundings and with those who work in and around the site. All four sides of the tower now feature floor-to-ceiling curtain wall glass panels that open the interior spaces to panoramic views of Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia while increasing natural light throughout the building. Performed with retail tenants in place, additional façade and fenestration improvements to the retail podium have resulted in a more open and friendly shopping and pedestrian experience. Further renovations to the retail podium, which fills the entire triangular site, have provided expanded opportunities for outdoor gathering and dining and contributed to a more vibrant streetscape. A redesigned entry plaza at the primary entrance and an updated two-story lobby featuring natural stone and wood welcome tenants and visitors into Class A leasable space. New monumental stairs now directly connect three floors to the Metro and parking garage.

Challenges

With small, dark glass windows, an aging and unwelcoming lobby, and a failure to capitalize on its location on one of the highest points in Arlington, Virginia, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard was ripe for an extensive renovation. The 14-story, 272,698-square- foot office building was built in 1987 in the postmodern style and adapted to suit the needs of its long-term tenant, the Defense Intelligence Agency. While remaining within budgetary constraints, the renovation had to address exterior fenestration and limited light penetration into tenant space, a dated retail podium, a complete upgrade to the HVAC system, and better access through enhanced public spaces to the adjoining Clarendon Metro station.

 

Awards
Awards & Honors
2017 NAIOP Northern Virginia
Award of Excellence for Capital Improvements
2016 AIA Northern Virginia
Jurors’ Citation for Commercial Interiors
Our team
Project Leadership
Christopher Lee Gordon Principal & Co-President Christopher Lee Gordon
Tom Donaghy Principal Tom Donaghy