VITA Tysons Corner Center

Tysons Corner, VA

Market: Mixed-Use

Completion

2015

Awards

2019 Design Award, Excellence in Architecture, AIA|DC
2014 Award of Excellence, NAIOP Northern Virginia
VITA Tysons Corner Center
VITA Tysons Corner Center
VITA Tysons Corner Center

Tysons Corner Center is a mixed-use complex with a residential tower, office tower, and hotel connected by an elevated pedestrian plaza.  SGH consulted on the building enclosure for the 429-unit VITA residential tower.  We also peer reviewed the adjacent plaza waterproofing design and structural design for the residential tower and garage, which is shared with the office tower.

 

Scope | Solutions

 

The VITA project comprises four below-grade parking levels; three podium levels with parking, lobby, and retail space; and thirty-one residential floors.  The building also offers rooftop pool/amenity spaces, pedestrian terraces, and plazas with connections to the nearby Metro station and shopping mall.  Highlights of SGH’s building enclosure services for VITA include the following:

  • Helped develop performance criteria for roofing, cladding, waterproofing, windows, and curtain walls and evaluated material and system options

  • Reviewed designs for precast concrete panels and curtain walls and provided recommendations for system detailing and integrating systems

  • Consulted on low-sloped roofing at terraces and rooftop areas

  • Reviewed proposed designs for grade and plaza levels, including garage lid waterproofing and drainage, integration with the adjacent plaza, and provisions for differential movement between structures

  • Provided construction phase services, including reviewing enclosure submittals and shop drawings, consulting on mockup construction and testing, resolving constructability challenges, and comparing as-built construction to the design intent

 

SGH also assisted with the following:

  • Evaluated precast concrete panel designs to provide “proof of concept” for reinforcement and attachment

  • Consulted on a wind tunnel study and developed concepts to address drift and facade panel movement

  • Peer reviewed the structural design for the tower and adjacent plaza waterproofing

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