Delivering an Urban Core in a Suburban Setting
Located at the soon-to-be terminus of the WMATA Silver Line, Loudoun Station is a mixed-used residential and commercial development in the heart of a growing community. Comprised of 357 high-end apartment units and 70,000-SF of retail space, we built this property for Comstock — a developer whose creative foresight predicted the success of Reston Station, a similar transit-oriented complex.
Although the Silver Line is not projected to reach Loudoun Station until 2018, Comstock trusted us to build ahead of the curve and deliver an urban market square in Loudoun County’s suburban setting.
ArchitectDavis Carter Scott
Old School Meets New School
While wood is not a high-tech material, it’s worth mentioning that our highly technical approach was integral to the successful construction of Loudoun Station — a building which is, to date, the largest wood-frame project in our portfolio. In order to complete a 22-month job in only 17 months, it was critical that we utilized our virtual construction expertise — using laser scanning to identify discrepancies in site conditions and to calculate and correct dimensional inconsistencies before construction started. Along with the use of Latista® for punchlists, we saved time, ensured dimensional accuracy, and turned over the building a mere 45 days after construction completed — a monumental accomplishment for a property of this size.
A True Team Effort
With the practice field of the NFL’s Washington Redskins located just a few miles from Loudoun Station, it’s no surprise that a significant number of the team’s players were among the building’s first tenants. But with amenities like a courtyard pool, a 24-hour fitness studio, a resident clubroom with theater, and a business center, it’s safe to say the location wasn’t the only thing attracting these athletes to the property — we finished every unit with high-end granite and ceramic tile.
In addition to the materials used within the space, Loudoun Station’s façade required 11 different elements — ranging from brick, to metal, to cement, to glass, to precast. At the time, the complexity of the façade was one of the most difficult we had encountered. Undeterred, we minimized difficulties through our pinpoint field accuracy, meticulous quality management program, and strategic subcontractor coordination to complete this landmark property on time and on budget.Photos by David Madison