Tysons II Master PlanTysons Corner, VA, USA Lerner Enterprises Master Plan, Office 4.2 million ft2 / 390,000 m2 Platinum (Goal) Honor Award for Architecture, National AIA, Honor Award (2003), SCUP/AIA Excellence in Planning Awards (2002)
The objective of this master plan is to develop a new urban center within the dispersed suburban environment at Tysons Corner, Virginia. The site, which is situated outside of Washington, D.C., within an expanding technological ring of e-business and telecommunication companies, will be a new nodal point in the city, with a future metro transit stop.
KPF’s master plan gathers buildings and their respective parking facilities together to create public spaces. The garages are used to give a sense of precinct to the complex while the towers are used to create gateways and orienting landmarks. Each of the public spaces has a unique scale and character. Plazas, formal vehicular courts, courtyards, gardens, groves, and winter gardens are used to create a variety of urban experiences.
The arrival and dispersal patterns of transit commuters who frequent the metro stop informed the design of the traffic sequence through the spaces in the master plan.
Throughout the complex, KPF weaves a network of vehicular and pedestrian paths that both interlock all the buildings and activate the public spaces. These paths are integrated with the lobbies, restaurants, cafés, and retail spaces of the buildings. All these program elements work together to provide constant pedestrian activity that moves along the streets and into the urban spaces.