Arlington Brief: Awards Spotlight Architectural and Landscape Designs

Arlington Brief: Awards Spotlight Architectural and Landscape Designs

Eleven architectural and landscape projects were selected to receive 2015 DESIGNArlington awards.

Judges examined 54 entries for the award. The winners include public art, new construction, and renovations of private homes and commercial space. Images of the winning works can be found at

The winners will be recognized by the County Board at its recessed meeting on Feb. 23. A separate awards ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held in March.

Awards of Excellence

  • Wakefield High School – replacement facility designed for 21st century learning and shared use with the public.

  • Discovery Elementary School – new school that reaches the highest standards in instructional space, sustainability, operating costs and flexibility.

  • 2332 Tuckahoe Street – restoration and remodel of a 1919 Sears bungalow, saved from demolition in the East Falls Church neighborhood.

  • The Hyde – humanely-scaled, multi-family by-right development on the edge of Lyon Park that includes natural materials and light-filled spaces.

  • Arlington Mill Community Center – community facility with iconic civic presence on the western end of Columbia Pike; an example of environmentally-responsible design.

  • The Maxwell – eco-friendly multi-family residential community with LEED Gold rating, mixed-uses and on-site amenities.

Merit Awards

  • Rocky Run Park – new community park in the Clarendon-Courthouse neighborhood with emphasis on a variety of users and integration with the surrounding residential community.

  • Arlington Boulevard – art enhancements of new bridges and retaining walls that connect Arlington Boulevard/Route 50 to the Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhoods. Programmable LED lighting provides nighttime interest and intricate concrete patterns create memorable landmarks at these entries to Arlington.

  • “Ripple” (Water Pollution Control Plant Fence Enhancement) – design enhancement of over 800 linear feet of fence panels and brightly-colored “widgets,” based on the designers’ interpretation of tools and methods used at the plant.

  • 3001-3003 Washington Boulevard – commercial office that used transfer of density rights to preserve two off-site landmark buildings as well as the façade preservation and restoration of two historical buildings on-site.

  • Davis Place – affordable housing in the Nauck neighborhood that aims to provide opportunity for first-time home buyers, designed to encourage neighbor interaction.