Novus Elofts | alexandria, VA

The project is to convert a 14 story office tower into a mixed use commercial/residential development of 200 live/work units. The plinth’s plaza is transformed to provide eleven unique spaces for activities ranging from relaxing in hammocks to exercise on athletic surfacing, and from sitting at the bar to watching movies from the lawn. The raised wood platforms allow minimal disruption to the existing plaza deck which was to remain. New hedge planters, new colorful polycarbonate screens and light boxes at existing tree planters provide separation between activity spaces.

Client: Novus Property Holdings LLC
Collaborators: Lord Aeck Sargent Architects, Architect; Gensler, Interior Design/Visioning; Ellinwood Machado Consulting Engineers
Status: completed 2016