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Nov. 19, 2012

KBR Building Group to Construct The Acadia in Arlington

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

Multi-family developer Kettler has selected the Charlotte, N.C.-based KBR Building Group to construct The Acadia at Metropolitan Park, a 411-unit mixed-use, residential building in Arlington, Va. It will be the third building in the multi-phase Metropolitan Park development located in Washington, D.C.’s Pentagon City area.

The 19-story Acadia is adjacent to The Millennium at Metropolitan Park (completed in summer 2010) and The Gramercy at Metropolitan (completed in 2008), the first two phases of the Metropolitan Park development. Both buildings have been constructed by the KBR Building Group and both have won awards for construction excellence.

Designed for LEED Silver certification, the Acadia will total 677,154 square feet. It will include three levels of underground parking and 16,350 square feet of retail on the first floor. The building will feature numerous amenities, such as a fitness center, a mailroom, a clubhouse, a business center, a private conference room for residents, a pet grooming room, bike storage and bike workrooms. A swim deck with saltwater system, a barbeque area, a club kitchen, shower rooms and a massage room are planned for the seventh floor, while the 19th floor will house a penthouse clubroom.

Dorsky Yue International is the architect of record. The building will have a granite and limestone skin and incorporate an enhanced acoustical package for the whole building. KBR’s regional office in Vienna, Va., is leading construction.

“We are excited about this most recent opportunity to participate in the construction of Metropolitan Park, having collaborated with the project’s developer, Kettler, since the inception of this important mixed-use development,” said Philip Southerland, president of KBR, in a release. “Our previous award-winning work at Metropolitan Park has contributed to KBR Building Group’s solid reputation for delivering top-quality, high-rise residential and mixed-use construction projects on time and within budget.”

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Photo credits: Dorsky Yue International


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