Architecture, Inc. Sports and Recreation

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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 60-person, award-winning planning, architecture, and interior design practice. We are united in the belief that as trusted advisers and design leaders, we reach beyond the predictable to turn vision into reality while solving complex challenges for public, private, and government clients—improving quality of life through the built environment. Our projects range from complex renovations to new construction for commercial, hospitality, education, healthcare, senior living, multifamily, and sports and recreation clients across the region. This wide range of design experience and core value of client service has made Architecture, Inc. recognized as one of the most prominent firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Practice Area Trends Case Studies On the Boards Design Recognition Client List

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There is an increased understanding that the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected—athletic activities and competition improve all three. At Architecture, Inc., we understand the complexities of delivering fitness and wellness amenities to a community; the competition for market share, the seasonal focus of members, as well as the cost and space associated with the variety of activities in demand today. Our experience includes professional NBA, NHL, and WNBA facilities; upscale fitness clubs and studios; build-to-suit specialty facilities; as well as sports and recreation amenities shared by schools and communities. These projects range in scale from small interior renovations and rebranding to comprehensive interior fit-out and ground-up new construction.


Health club design is driven by consumer demand. Today’s health clubs balance function with aesthetics while being cost effective—no small task. In a competitive environment, it’s the small details and thoughtful design that can drive loyalty. Integrated electronics, open space, and green features all make a difference. Flexibility is also key; as exercise trends evolve quickly and consumers expect the latest, clubs need to quickly adapt—yesterday’s boxing ring is today’s CrossFit.

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The new generation of gym members do not seek a traditional gym experience. Their affinity for community and technology is imparted into their philosophy, which spills over to the gym floor. Aside from getting into shape, these gym members are on the lookout for adventure and excitement. They are always community-orientated, and this reflects on the rising popularity of Zumba, Pilates, dance classes, and Yoga. Millennials dominate these classes disproportionately, and some of these activities take place even outside the gym; in boutique studio classes, running clubs, online streaming services, or even outdoors. This cohort of gym members prefer body weight exercises and bodyweight training, and are less inclined to spend eternity “pumping iron.” They are focused on a body at large, and embrace a holistic mindset—making an effort to facilitate broader lifestyle changes.

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Once relegated to bowling alleys or a dart board in the back of a bar, purpose-built entertainment/fitness facilities have exploded in both suburban and urban markets. Everything from simulated skydiving, downhill skiing, ax-throwing, ping pong, and firing ranges has a purpose-built facility today—there are more options than ever before. As commercial landlords looked to fill larger retail spaces vacated by big box stores, they began to consider unconventional tenants like indoor trampoline parks. These facilities combine the social aspects of restaurants and bars with specialized fitness and entertainment activities. Facilities range from 6,000 sf to 40,000 sf depending on the location and activity. This new trend in fitness entertainment will surely continue as guests look for new adventures and challenges.

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01 Capitals Iceplex Arlington, VA

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02 Sport & Health Multiple Locations



Propel Swim Academy South Riding, VA

04 Body Dynamics Falls Church, VA


CAPITALS ICEPLEX Capitals Iceplex is a 145,000 sf facility built on top of an existing occupied seven-story parking garage. The project includes two full-size NHL ice rinks, a 20,000 sf state-of-the-art training center for the Washington Capitals, and 20,000 sf of executive office space for the Capitals and WNBA Washington Mystics administrative staff. Arlington County and the Capitals were committed to developing an energy efficient and environmentally conscious facility that would serve as a model for future urban development projects throughout Arlington County and beyond. The facility was designed to achieve LEED certification standards as developed by US Green Building Council. It is the only high-rise ice rink project of its kind.

DESIGN RECOGNITION DESIGNArlington Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan DC

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01 CASE STUDY main lobby

nhl rink

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locker room


parking garage


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SPORT & HEALTH Architecture, Incorporated has completed 25 Sport & Health locations within the Washington, DC metro area. Providing a wide variety of architectural services tailored to each health club, most of these projects have included both renovations and additions to existing spaces. Through careful space planning and upgraded finish selections, these highly functional spaces are punctuated by streamlined, modern design. Programs have included gymnasiums, group exercise rooms, and multi-purpose spaces, as well as cardio centers, weight-lifting areas, aerobics and spinning studios, spas, nurseries, locker rooms, and storage spaces.


weight room

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cardio area

equipment area



For their first purpose-built facility, Propel Swim Academy sought to create a state-of-the-art pool building to provide year-round developmental swim lessons for all ages and abilities. The new 13,025 sf familyfriendly swim school features pools for various age groups, family changing areas, a party room, and multiple viewing areas. Rather than one large pool, the facility includes three smaller pools, allowing instructors an extra degree of specialization between age groups during lessons. Acoustical challenges were minimized with the addition of acoustic “clouds” over the pool areas that also create visual interest. Additionally, the design incorporates acoustic wall panels to lessen the amount of sound reflection in the pool area, ensuring that instructors and swimmers can easily communicate. An aquatic motif and the company’s branding influenced the interiors, moving the design towards flowing, curving features including striking white pendant lights, a curved soffit and reception desk featuring a sparkling blue tile accent stripe, and blue wall panels.

DESIGN RECOGNITION US Swim Schools Association

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dressing area


viewing area


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BODY DYNAMICS Body Dynamics is a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation facility. In addition to physical therapy services, they offer sports enhancement training, personal training, dance and fitness classes, massage, and acupuncture. The design provides specific activity areas within an open and flowing floor plan that is flooded with natural light throughout. The new space is double the size of their previous basement space and provides their clients and employees with an environment which is calming and conducive to healing. The soft curves of the floor plan reflect the curves within the new branding and logo design. The result was a seamless marriage of place and identity. The theme is carried along the winding walls of the corridors, along the circular lines of the bright weight rooms, and spirals around the reception and waiting areas. The waves of the reception backslash promote a sense of calm. The cool blue wash lighting along the ceiling and hanging glass lights soften the space, promoting a more relaxing atmosphere.


physical therapy


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equipment room





XCAL Shooting Sports and Fitness Ashburn, VA

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Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Leesburg, VA


8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Buildings, Amenity Space: Award of Excellence Maryvale Elementary School / Carl Sandburg Learning Center ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Educational: Award of Excellence Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Multi-Use/Joint-Use Building : Outstanding Project

Compass Rose Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors, Tenant Space 0 to 10,000 sf: Award of Excellence Current Salon Shop! Design Awards Competition, Service Retailer: Silver Award Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Building - Hospitality/ Retail: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

Opaline Bar and Brasserie Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial/Residential Renovation under $1M: Award of Excellence

Viceroy DC ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Commercial/Residential Renovation $2-$4M - Award of Excellence

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: Award of Excellence


Coolidge Senior High School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Combined-Level School: Outstanding Project West Springfield High School ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa Forbes Travel Guide, 2018 World’s Most Luxurious Hotels Terraset Elementary School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence


Inova Sports Medicine Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Institutional: Honor Award

Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Restaurant Interior Build-Out: Honorable Mention

Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Premier Design Awards, Retail: Honor Award


700 Constitution AIA Northern Virginia Design Award, Historic Architecture: Award of Merit Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards: Bronze NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Renovation: Award of Excellence

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Morrison-Clark Hotel NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality Project Boutique Service: Award of Excellence QIAGEN NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Interiors - Healthcare/ Biotech/Lab: Award of Merit


Children’s Science Center Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Merit

RECOGNITION Marina Landing at Belmont Bay Great American Living Awards (GALA), Best Design and Architecture - Multi-Family/Mixed-Use Sage Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Commercial Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Tower Club Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Excellence



Fire Lane Retirement Party Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit


Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

3251 Old Lee Highway Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: Award of Excellence

Fire Works Pizza Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail Project: Award of Excellence

Graham Road Elementary School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Interior Renovation


Loudoun Medical Office Building III Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit Mellow Mushroom – Herndon IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Retail: The Bronze Award


Salamander Resort & Spa Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence W.T. Woodson High School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization


CurvyGirls Bridal Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Gaslight Square Condominiums Apartment and Condo Development Industry Award, Best New Condominium in the Mid-Atlantic Region PACE West School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility

Architecture, Inc. Design Studio Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 0-14,999 sf: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention Loudoun County Emergency Homeless Shelter Real Estate & Construction Review, Green Building of America Award Capitals Iceplex DESIGNArlington: Award of Merit NVCC - WAC Building Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Institutional Facility Under $20 Million: Award of Excellence Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention


City of Alexandria Health & Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best in Public Space: Award of Excellence Florida Golf Coast University - Athletic Building American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility American School & University Magazine, Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers (Interiors): Outstanding Designs Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence

Commercial 3DF Associates Atlantic Realty Companies Avis Budget Group Avison Young Barthelson Plaza LLC Beacon Capital Partners The Bernstein Companies Booz Allen Hamilton CBRE Group The Collins Firm Cushman & Wakefield Duke Realty EIT Forest City Commercial Global Logistics Group Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests The Lann Companies Lerner Enterprises Lidl US Lincoln Property Company MainStreet Bank Martin Marietta The Meridian Group Meridian One BP MetroStar Systems Newmark Knight Frank Northrop Grumman The Peterson Companies Polinger Company The Rector Companies Resource Bank Rosenthal Properties Springfield Tower Tamares Tetra Partners T-Mobile TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Verizon Vermeer Mid-Atlantic Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial

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BBSI Bell & Clements Berry and Berry Capital Securities Management Carpi & Clay Coalfire Commvault Compass Rose Creative Radicals Current Salon Digital Reasoning Expereo USA Falcon Labs First Financial Goel & Anderson Hirsch & Ehlenberger Hunton & Williams Infor Federal Solutions Jellyfish JPS Law Kinetek Consulting KZO Innovations Media Research Center Modus Create MTX Wealth Management MVB Bank National Sleep Foundation Outsource Paratus Law Group PGI Presidio PSE&G QIAGEN Sciences SAGE Scott & Stringfellow Serten Advisors Take2 TMA Direct Vectrus Verne Global Washington Gas Federal Credit Union ZELTIQ Aesthetics Education Arlington Public Schools Children’s Science Center Celebree School DC Public Schools Edlin School Fairfax Christian School Fairfax County Public Schools

Fauquier County Public Schools Florida Gulf Coast University Friendship Public Charter Schools The George Washington University Johns Hopkins University The Levine School of Music Loudoun Country Day School Loudoun County Public Schools McLean Bible Church Minnieland Academy Montgomery County Public Schools Northern Virginia Community College Prince George’s County CC Prince William County Public Schools Rock and Roll Daycare Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County DHS Bethesda Naval Hospital Bureau of Indian Affairs Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) City of Fort Myers City of North Port Commonwealth of Virginia Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Veterans Affairs Fairfax County Government Fairfax County Health Department Fauquier County Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government of the District of Columbia Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Loudoun County Government Marine Corps Base Quantico Maryland National Park & Planning National Institute of Health National Naval Medical Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Town of Herndon US Air Force US Army

CLIENTLIST US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) US Marines - Quantico Marine Base US Naval Academy US Navy - Washington Navy Yard USIS Washington DC Superior Courts Washington Metropolitan Transit (WMATA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Alexandria Hospital Allergy & Asthma Center Alliance Rehabilitation Battelle Labs BioReliance Corporation CareNow Child Cardiology Healthcare City Hospital The Cleveland Clinic Countryside Orthopaedic Associates Culpeper Hospital Fairfax Allergy Asthma & Sinus Clinic Fairfax Nursing Center Fairfax Radiological Consultants Fairfax Radiology Centers Fauquier Hospital Garden State Rehab Hospital George Washington University Hospital Georgetown University Pediatrics GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia Greater Washington Rehab Hospital Harton Regional Medical Center HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Inova Alexandria Hospital Inova Center for Personalized Health Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Inova Fairfax Hospital Inova Health System Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital Inova Orthopaedics Johns Hopkins University Medical Center Mary Washington Hospital Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Mercy Hospital Meso Scale Diagnostics Middlesex Hospital The National Center for Plastic Surgery National Institute of Health (NIH) Neuroscience Center of America Park Royal Hospital Prince George’s Hospital Prince William Hospital

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington Pure Life Renal Dialysis QIAGEN Sciences Radiology Associates of Maryland Rehabilitation Hospitals of America Reston Hospital Center Southern Research Institute Springfield Hospital St. Agnes Healthcare Stone Ridge Medical Center Stone Springs Hospital Tenet Healthcare Corporation TherImmune Research Corporation Town Center Orthopaedic Associates VAMC Philadelphia Virginia Hospital Center Washington Hospital Center Whole Child Pediatrics Hospitality Arlo Hotels Barteca Black Hoof Brewing Company Blue Ridge Grill Capitol Hill Suites ClubCorp Courtyard by Marriott DoubleTree by Hilton The Doyle Collection Fireworks Pizza The Grilled Oyster Company Halfsmoke Heritage Golf Group Hilton Hotels Holiday Inn Express Innisbrook Golf Resort Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants LaSalle Hotel Properties Mellow Mushroom MGAC Hospitality Mokas Café The Morrison-Clark Inn Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Ritz-Carlton Hotels RLJ Lodging Trust Salamander Hotels & Resorts Shamin Hotels Sofitel Hotel Thompson Hospitality Thompson Hotels Viceroy Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Grand Hotel Multifamily Residential 700 Constitution A.J. Dwoskin ABDO Development Akelius US Arlington County DHS Group Home Aura Apartments Borger Management Christopher Companies Harborside LLC The Mill at Occoquan Natelli Communities Senior Living Abri at Rockrimmon American Senior Living Artis Senior Living Brightview Senior Living The Chelsea at Brookfield Colvin Run Senior Living Emeritus Assisted Living Grist Mill Center CCRC HCR Manor Care IntegraCare Corporation Lakeside Landing at Jackson ManorCare National Assisted Living Suffield Meadows Summerville Senior Living Traditions Integrated Continuum Care Virginia Gardens and Woodlands Sports and Recreation A.J. Dwoskin Body Dynamics ClubCorp DC United Elite Shooting Sports Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics GMU Freedom Center Golds Gym Heritage Training and Shooting Inova Sports Medicine Johns Hopkins University Athletics Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Monumental Sports & Entertainment Propel Swim Schools Sport & Health Tom Dolan Swim School TRUEBODY Fitness

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