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Project: Virginia Square Towers

Project Details

  • Client: Dittmar Company
  • Project Size & Type: Design/Build
  • Address: P.O. Box 489
    Dunn Loring, VA 22027
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Project Description

Size & Type of Project - Design/Build

Virginia Square Towers is a new 536 unit apartment complex featuring two towers, a plaza and garage occupying two city blocks. One tower is thirteen stories and the other tower is six stories. The underground garage has four levels, joins the two towers below grade and supports a public road and central amphitheater courtyard above. The gross framed area of the construction equals approximately 850,000 square feet. Above grade, the two towers are connected by a glass pedestrian bridge at the second level.

Primary framing components consist of mildly reinforced cast-in-place columns supporting elevated concrete post-tension decks. The project is in very close proximity to METRO, requiring additional design precautions. LEED Gold certification is pending.

MCE Scope of Services

Meyer Consulting Engineers was the Structural Engineer of Record for the project. Our work included all design phases from schematics through construction contract administration. Design work began in August 2011 and was completed one year later. Construction began August 2012 with structural construction topped out in March 2014. The thirteen story tower was occupied first, with the six story tower occupied in April 2015.. The construction cost was $148 Million.

Key MCE staff included Lawrence S. Nagielski, PE (Principal in Charge/Project Manager), Arvind Parikh, P.E. (Senior Project Structural Engineer), and Terrance Cox, E.I.T. (Project Structural Engineer).

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