Tysons Corner, VA
The first phase of the eighteen-acre development in Tyson’s Corner includes four new buildings and a shared podium, which extends two levels below grade. The buildings house 750 apartments, 400,000 sq ft of office space, more than 200,000 sq ft of retail space, a new flagship grocery store, and a movie theater. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for all four buildings and the podium.
SGH consulted on the design of the building enclosure, including below- and above-grade waterproofing for the podium, window walls, architectural precast concrete wall panels, brick masonry cladding, waterproofing at the amenity deck, and roofing. Highlights of our work include the following:
- Reviewed the proposed design, recommended ways to improve performance, and developed details to integrate the enclosure systems
- Performed studies to help the project team with their selection of cladding materials
- Helped the project team understand key considerations related to mitigating staining and discoloration of architectural precast concrete wall panels
- Collaborated with the design team to evaluate fenestration systems and their effect on the overall enclosure design
- Coordinated building drift under lateral loads with the enclosure design
- Participated in a large-scale mockup program to evaluate the performance of the window walls, as well as the detailing and constructability of the facade
- Performed construction-phase services, including reviewing submittals, visiting the site to observe ongoing work, and helping the construction team address field conditions
Commercial | Residential | Mixed-Use
Shalom Baranes Associates
Roofing & Waterproofing
Key team members
Sited on a parcel formerly owned by the CSX rail company, CSX East is a multibuilding development on New Jersey Avenue in southeast Washington, DC. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for the project.
St. Elizabeths West Campus, Headquarters Building
The redevelopment of St. Elizabeths west campus includes a new 1.3 million sq ft headquarters building and associated support facilities. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design and construction for the array of interconnected buildings clad with stone, brick masonry, and curtain wall.