ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW RENAISSANCE & RESIDENCE INN
ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW RENAISSANCE & RESIDENCE INN Arlington, Virginia
This 625-room conference center and hotel complex is situated at the northern end of Potomac Yards, a 1.5-milelong rail yard redevelopment site in Arlington, Virginia. With its expansive views of Washington, D.C., and prominent location at a flourishing crossroads, the project is aptly nicknamed National Gateway. Two distinct Marriott hotel products occupy the site: a full-service Renaissance, and an extended-stay Residence Inn. These are the first new hotel rooms built in office-heavy Crystal City in more than 10 years. The project provides a 24,000-square-foot conference center, including meetings rooms and breakout space; 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space; and below-grade parking. The project forms the terminus for Center Park, a linear greenspace containing an amphitheatre, retail space, and public art. Featuring a planted roof and other sustainable design concepts, the buildings have achieved certification through the U.S. Green Building Councilâ€™s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDÂŽ) rating system. These are the first LEED-NC Gold Certified hotels in Arlington County. Awards: 2012 Marriott A&C LINK Conference, Design Excellence - Best Custom Project, Residence Inn
Cooper Carry Connecting people to place Focused on the innovative design of exceptional spaces and places, Cooper Carry is one of the nation’s most dynamic, context-driven design firms. Our projects are crafted to enrich the experience of the people who interact with them for a day or a lifetime. An internationally recognized team of design professionals, with vast experience in a variety of project types, collaborate in the pursuit of excellence through the practice of connective design. Since our founding in 1960, we have steadily built a reputation for our attention to detail, thoughtful design and client service. Each project is a composition of imaginative connections amongst buildings and their components. But it doesn’t stop there as we strive to incorporate our projects’ interaction with surrounding buildings, communities and the environment . . . all of which are impacted by the other. Connecting people to place is the cornerstone of our design philosophy and it is that connectivity which anchors our architectural, planning and urban design approach. As an example, our design process treats landscape with equal in importance to buildings and we pursue excellence in landscape design just as carefully as we do the design of the building itself. The net result then is that we combine architecture and landscape design into a rich composition of functional, thoroughly connected spaces, formed to enhance and join the experience of the inhabitant, thus celebrating not only the interior, but exterior environment as well. Almost since our founding, sustainability has served as the foundation of our connective design philosophy. The result is that our team is inspired by the interconnections amongst natural systems which support our lives—plants, animals and the physical world they inhabit. Consequently, we collaboratively pursue creative design solutions using nature as our model with the result being a more holistic project. The connective design process simply assesses the sustainability of materials, the suitability of assembly methods, and the options for organizing buildings and landscapes into compositions which tend to maximize the advantages of solar orientation, weather, natural light, building conditioning, and other variables which affect the building’s environmental performance. In essence, we seek ways to optimize the human experience, thereby elevating the quality of life for all who come to live, work or play within the spaces and places we design.
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