2022 Master Design Awards: Light Commercial — SILVER

by Emily Blackburn

GTM Architects

Bethesda, Md. | GTMarchitects.com

Project Location: Merrifield, Va. | Project Cost: $2,200,000
Square Footage before: 3,850 | Square Footage after: 4.400

The ownership of Prosperity Metro Plaza, located in the heart of Merrifield, VA, brought in the architectural firm to redesign one of the plaza’s seven-story office towers and outdoor terrace in an effort to attract new tenants to the building. The repositioning of this Metro Plaza IV office tower would include new, modern amenity spaces—both interior and exterior—and revitalize underutilized areas while updating the overall design aesthetics. The building’s original conference room amenity was small and uninviting, and a basement fitness center lacked natural light and accessibility. Also lacking were flexible spaces for multi-functional purposes.

The architectural firm opened up the existing lobby to a new gaming lounge with built-in seating and privacy rooms, providing flexible space for a variety of functions and generating immediate interest when entering the building. The new conference center boasts a bright, modern area visible from the main entrance of the building. Also accessible off the main lobby is the new fitness center, which is centered on the elevator corridor through a set of full-height double glass doors.


Sink: Elkay
Faucet: Kraus
Operable Partition: Skyfold
Operable Glass Partition: Nanawall
Structural Frame and Operable Gate: Razertooth Design, LLC

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