Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
SmithGroupJJR was awarded a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Northern Virginia chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), a commercial real estate development association, for its planning and design of the Scotts Run Station South master plan.
The NAIOP awards program, which celebrates significant contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community, was held on Nov. 30, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Va. Scotts Run Station South won the award for “Best Master Plan.”
With the planned arrival of four new Metrorail stations, the suburban Washington, DC community of Tysons Corner has an exceptional redevelopment opportunity. SmithGroupJJR’s master plan for Cityline Partners’ properties at the new Tysons/McLean station will transform the area into a transit-oriented, mixed-use community with the Scotts Run Stream Valley Park at its heart.
The development plan introduces a new pedestrian-scaled grid of streets with an engaging mix of uses along Station Street, the development’s main avenue. A total of 17 new buildings are planned, including residential, office and retail uses along with a full-service hotel.
“Scotts Run Station is a model of how the most challenging suburban developments can be transformed into authentic, mixed-use, connected and sustainable urban places,” said Merrill St. Leger Demian, APA, AICP, LEED AP, urban design and planning principal for the Scotts Run Station South master plan. St. Leger Demian, a leader with SmithGroupJJR’s Urban Design and Planning studio, is recognized for her expertise in commercial, campus, and mixed-use development throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Scotts Run Station South will feature highly sustainable architecture, site, landscape, and stormwater design throughout. New buildings will be designed for energy efficiency, with minimum LEED-Silver certification targeted for office and LEED certification for residential buildings. The park will add another dimension of livability and sustainability to the area, featuring a restored stream, new trails and public open spaces. The result is a holistic vision for transforming this part of the suburban edge city into a true urban center.
“At Scotts Run Station, the buildings will be carefully sited for energy efficiency, and sculpted to make daylight and views available for all building types,” said Sven Shockey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, design principal with SmithGroupJJR’s Workplace practice.
SmithGroupJJR is a national leader in integrated urban planning and design. Among the firm’s current projects in Washington, DC is the Mid City East Small Area Plan, a community revitalization plan for the DC Office of Planning.
SmithGroupJJR (http://www.smithgroupjjr.com) is ranked as one of the nation’s top design firms by Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. With 800 employees in 10 offices, SmithGroupJJR is a leader in sustainable design.