The Boro

Tysons Corner, VA

Market: Mixed-Use


2020 Best Project, Award of Merit for Office/Retail/Mixed-Use, ENR MidAtlantic
2020 Best Multi-family Residential Project, NAIOP Northern Virgina
The Boro Tysons Corner
The Boro Tysons Corner
The Boro Tysons Corner

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.

Scope | Solutions

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

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