David A. Seglin
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Reston Town Center NXT, an 850,000-square-foot mixed-use residential and office development on Block D, is part of the expansion of the Reston Town Center outside of Washington, DC. Taking advantage of its prime location to nearby Dulles Airport, the project integrates with the developing urban fabric of the immediate town center by inserting vibrant, pedestrian focused spaces and connections to adjacent urban structures and public park.
An intentionally simple glass and masonry residential 39 story tower rises from the center of a textured metal and brick podium. A four story 80,000 sf office component is located on the west side of the site and is balanced by a five story residential structure on the site’s eastern edge. All are connected by the shared podium containing structured parking with a fifth floor landscaped outdoor amenity deck.
485 dwelling units are located in the tower while the eastern residential building features 23 loft style dwellings and three ground floor townhomes. Also included are 12,000 sf of street level retail space and parking for 631 cars.
The design introduces a new take on the traditional style architecture of the neighborhood. A combination of glass and masonry facades breaks down the scale of the project, while metal grid façade accents, alternating floor to ceiling windows and generous balconies provide visual interest throughout the full scale of the building. Active residential and retail uses wrap the podium, concealing the parking garage and enhancing the pedestrian streetscape.