This project is a pre-engineered building (PEMB) with classic architecture applied to it. This building will be used for tractor-trailer maintenance. PEMB’s rigid steel buildings with an opportunity to apply architectural design to an otherwise plain façade.
People in Bristow Village have a new amenity to look forward to, as progress continues on this welcoming space that will feature a two-story roof with terrace, elegant arches and awnings for visual interest. We will share more project details as we are able!
This is a high tech facility within a Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB). SPARC Research offers a wide range of high-performance propulsion options for evaluation and technology development. With this in mind, the design is one of a combination of old school factory influences with high tech materials.
This project allows us to take something old and make it new again, as we help to transform the old Pace West building on John Marshall Highway in Haymarket, Virginia, into office condo and restaurant space. Rather than demolish the building, which opened as Gainesville Elementary School in 1935, or expand outwards, which would mean the loss of youth sports fields, our plan calls for building an exoskeleton around the historic building. The project will add two floors and an open roof top with mountain views, while making use of existing resources and preserving historic architectural elements. Read more about this innovative project.
We are working with Radley Acura in the development of a parking structure over the existing service building. This creates quite a design solution not only in what the county wants it to look like but also where the columns penetrate the service building functions. We think these are “fun” problems to solve at LPA.
Cardinal Forest Center was looking for an updated exterior look and feel. We were hired to bring “new life” to the center with the design of wood accents, rustic light fixtures, earth-tone applications of paint, material, and fabrics. The idea was to make the center more of a destination by providing outdoor gathering areas that also highlighted the small tenant spaces and uses.
Nest Academy: LPA’s design of this new daycare located off Hastings Drive behind the Harris Teeter has whimsical details related to children’s books. This 12,000 SF daycare has masonry and hardi board exterior materials relating to the surrounding context including a clock tower and gym annex building. The interior carries the whimsical design throughout with wall colors and floor patterns. The project is set to break ground End of 2019.
The Northern Virginia Bioscience Center, a 30,000 square foot lab building will be located in Innovation Park, near a brewery, event venues, restaurants, and scenic walking trails. Located near the George Mason University SciTech Campus, this park’s tenants include ATCC, Corning Mediatech, and the Prince William Science Accelerator. Multiple spec plans available to accommodate tenants of all sizes, with labs starting at 980 square feet. We are excited to be working on this project!
Multi-Use Project, Walker Road, Warrenton This multi-use project design combines classical and modern proportions with a contemporary aesthetic and local materials. The red brick base matches the adjacent buildings and is paired with a light-colored mid-section with large, vertically-oriented openings, a simplified cornice with a hipped eave, minimized fascia and a wood soffit. To match the adjacent building, we designed slender vertical brick porticos to help break the massing, show entrances, offer privacy on balconies and emphasize a simple rhythm while making a strong modern statement. The balconies are enclosed with the warm, natural brick as well as a wood floor and ceiling. The railings are proposed to be near-invisible cable rails, slender aluminum posts and a wood handrail that has a natural, soft and warm tactile quality. The sidewall of the porticos could be carried inside to allow for an accent wall of interior brick on one side of the great room. The height of the porticos allow for transom windows above the sliding glass doors on the fourth floor and skylights may also be added for additional natural light and sky; a vaulted great room ceiling may be possible in these units as well. The occupied roof terraces are to be developed. An advantage of this design is the stacked residential units offer great simplicity and efficiency with continuous structural and wet walls. The retail space is proposed as a simple and continuous storefront glazing system offering wonderful natural light, great views, and optimized flexibility. Exterior […]