Building Envelope Consultant
The Tysons Corner Center Office Tower in Fairfax County, Virginia is the first phase of a major redevelopment plan to expand one of America’s most popular, high end shopping plazas into a mixed-use urban hub. The development also includes a residential and hotel component and is steps away from a newly completed regional rail hub.
The 525,000 ft2 high rise is 22-storeys high with three levels of above grade mixed retail and parking with four additional levels of parking below grade. The upper floors offer panoramic views of nearby Washington, D.C.
Challenge: Develop a constructible and economic building envelope for a LEED® gold certified project.
Solution: The skin of the office tower is largely comprised of a glazed aluminum curtain wall that includes a number of subtle features such as exterior sun shading and corner fly by walls. The two-storey lobby includes a single spanning cable tensioned wall assembly with point supported glass units. The special features included on the skin of the structure are closely monitored to maintain the overall performance of the wall system. Careful attention was paid to ensure seamless tie ins between adjacent curtain wall systems.