Coming Soon Renderings

Innovative Exoskeleton Adds New Floors to Historic Pace West Building

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.

In the Works: Cardinal Forest Center

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.        

In the Works: BrightCare Center and Escape Salon

Two New Projects Coming Soon From Loveless Porter Architects Escape Day Spa Escape Day Spa is a full-service spa featuring top-notch spa technicians. Escape will be relocating to a new standalone 6400 SF building located on Hoadly Road in the Harris Teeter center in Manassas. This is a prominent location in the center and has sensitive requirements and proffers to maintain. The building will be larger than the current one and have four fronts, making design an important consideration. Like working in a glass bubble, having four fronts creates difficult design considerations for the incoming utilities, service and rain collection typically found on the rear façade. Completion date: Spring 2020 BrightCare Center BrightCare Center is a family-oriented social and medical-based child and adult day care program in Manassas, which combines on-site activities as well as weekly community outings to promote independence and foster engagement in the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new building will be about 12,000 SF and designed to facilitate various functions within its surroundings, both in the interior and exterior. The planned design is an open communal concept with smaller “pod” areas for more intimate interaction. The exterior is designed for a comfortable, homey feel, but with the size and scale of the needed square footage. Completion date: Fall 2020

In The Work: Northern Virginia Bioscience Center

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!

In the Works: Nest, Battle Street Bistro

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.

In the Works: Multi-Use Project, Walker Road, Harris Building II

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 […]

In the Works – Ace Deconstruction

We recently designed this full office renovation, making a house-turned-office into a beautiful contemporary workspace. ACE Deconstruction, a demolition company located in Woodbridge, VA, will be completely renovated. This building was originally a one-story house that will be transformed into a two-story structure with a contemporary revitalization. The original building was 1,000 square feet while the renovated building will be 2,400 square feet. They will gain additional offices, a reception area and an open-concept second floor with a monumental stair. They will have a combination of vertical cementitious siding, wood-looking horizontal cladding and storefront systems.

Culpepper: In the Works

Here is another “In the Works” project in Culpeper.  “We are taking to lots across from each other to create buildings that act as a gateway down the main street. We are providing a community plaza, retail, apartments, and covered farmer’s market area.”