1401 Wilson Boulevard

1401 Wilson Boulevard

This mixed-used redevelopment is part of a larger revitalization effort in the Rosslyn urban village of Arlington, VA. Situated at a point of transition between commercial and residential uses, the landscape design creates a public garden that will become a new destination. It also helps reconnect this former super block site into the wider urban infrastructure of Rosslyn.

The design leverages a 40 foot+ grade change across the site to insert a full-scale grocery under the landscape. This approach activates the sidewalks by burying back-of-house spaces into the grade. The rooftop of the grocery becomes the new ground upon which the garden is built, creating a significant amount of open space for the use of the larger community.

The garden provides a range of differently scaled spaces: open, flexible hardscape at the entry with intimate, planted spaces in the interior of the garden. Combined with active retail uses, the design strives to create a vibrant urban environment that is well integrated into the neighborhood and into Rosslyn’s long-term plan for a larger network of public open spaces.


Location: Arlington, VA
Size: 1 acre
Client: Monday Properties
Completion Date: 2013

Project Team

Shalom Baranes, Architect
GGN, Landscape Architect

Services Provided

Concept Design




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