KTGY Architecture + Planning Designs High-Rise Apartments in Arlington, Va.
January 13, 2020
TYSONS, Va. – KTGY Architecture + Planning designed Gables Pointe 14, a new, 370-unit, sustainable, multi-building residential community in the Fort Myer Heights neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, just north of Route 50. Developed by Gables Residential, Gables Pointe 14 is conveniently located within walking distance to the Court House and Rosslyn Metro stations and less than two miles from the Georgetown/West End area of Washington, D.C.
“This is an exciting, urban-infill development located on a 2.17-acre triangular-shaped site with challenging topography,” said Ben Kasdan, AIA, LEED AP, associate principal in KTGY’s Tysons office. “The tremendous collaboration with property owners, the county, and the community resulted in a best-in-class, highly amenitized for-rent residential community in a convenient location near transit, employment, shopping, dining and entertainment.”
Kasdan continues, “The positioning of the buildings and the number of view corridors take advantage of the significant grade change of approximately 50 feet from the northwest corner to the southeast corner of the site and the spectacular city views. A large, lushly landscaped, private courtyard and an 8,000-square-foot public park separates the two, large residential buildings and provides great outdoor spaces for the residents.”
Located at 1351 N. Rolfe Street in Arlington, Gables Pointe 14 is LEED Certified Silver and features two residential buildings with a below-grade garage, a six-story mid-rise and a 12-story, high-rise building offering studios, one-, two and three-bedroom apartment homes, as well as townhomes. The apartment homes range in size from 445 square feet to 1,558 square feet.
According to Kasdan, “The architecture incorporates Art Deco elements such as step backs, tapering and material changes that provide interest to the facades. Select apartment and townhomes further express a neighborhood feeling with private entrances and extensive use of terraces and balconies.”
The residential community’s amenities include a 24-hour communal work center with a business bar and conference rooms, lifestyle fitness center featuring fitness on-demand classes, bike storage and repair station, a resident lounge with free Wi-Fi, theatre room, dog wash station and concierge services. Gables Pointe 14 also has a private outdoor courtyard, a resort-style rooftop pool and lounge with covered entertainment area and offers spectacular views of Washington, D.C.
Jorgen Punda, regional vice president investments for Gables Residential shared, “Pointe 14 is uniquely situated in Arlington, offering an amenity-rich community with a variety of floorplan and finish options. The community is easily accessible to public transportation as well as almost every major highway. We are excited to deliver a community in such a desirable location with such exceptional features.”
“The demand for more housing and the rise in rental rates has spurred the planning of high-rise concrete and steel-framed construction to provide as many high-quality residential units as possible in a very desirable neighborhood within easy walking distance of shopping, dining, major employment centers, and the DC Metro,” said Kasdan.
About Gables Residential
Gables Residential is an award-winning, vertically integrated, real estate company and privately held REIT specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages communities in high-growth U.S. markets including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Gables also provides third party management services in the New York, Baltimore, Frederick, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets.
Gables manages approximately 30,000 apartment homes and approximately 225,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, construction, management, sales, marketing, learning and development, benefits and corporate accommodations. These achievements reflect the impact of our experienced and dedicated team members, our superior knowledge of the markets served, and our expertise in development and management.
About KTGY Architecture + Planning
Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is a leading full-service design firm focused on residential and mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization. KTGY seamlessly delivers innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple design studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune (India) and Tysons. See www.ktgy.com.