Location: Arlington, VA
This mixed use building sits on the Potomac River in Arlington, VA and features over 1,500 new residential units, 625 hotel rooms, over 2 million square feet of office space, and nearly 250,000 square feet of retail, including a grocery store. A focus on open, public spaces including parks was a large part of this project and WholeTrees was asked to provide 14 branching, sculptural biophilic tree columns and 10 milled timber benches for the open air courtyard at the building's main entrance. Working closely with architects, landscape architects and engineers, these White Oak trees were carefully selected with the use of 3D scanning technology. These scans were then converted into Revit files and sent to the Architects for precise rotation and location points resulting in a seamless installation and gratifying naturescape. We're proud of the collaboration and excited to see these cull trees get new life and appreciation for years to come.