Reston's Office Building in the Future

HKS Inc. (Richmond): Dorian Sosa, Associate AIA, Joe Fuentes, AIA, Nick Cooper, AIA, Tyler Ashworth, AIA, and Zach Wolk, Associate AIA.

OB4 is a 14- story mixed-use project that anchors a larger two-block suburban to urban transformation as an extension of Reston Station.

OB4 is a 14- story mixed use project that anchors a larger two block suburban to urban transformation as an extension of Reston Station. The first three floors are intended to activate the ground plane and public realm capturing an amenity anchor for the neighborhood that reinforces healthy living. 10 floors of efficient office program are capped by a distinctive roof amenity which supports the building users and community of Reston Placed overall. The fundamental driver for our office building’s modular envelope design is to integrate a response to early energy modeling and the path of the sun across all four facades in order to mitigate solar heat gain and glare into the building. We also maximized the glass to a solid ratio based off the analytics of the user experience. As the sun moves around and over the building, the modular panels respond with one of three different depths to further shield the building from direct sunlight, improve thermal comfort and reduce U value. Furthermore, the overall shape of the building maximizes it’s views out to the heart of the urban plan [the great lawn] as well as to the North and East of a future planned bike park.


Gail Kubik, Assoc. AIA, Finegold Alexander Architects, Salem, Massachusetts

Sandra Montalbo, Assoc. AIA, San Antonio, Texas

Todd Ray, FAIA, Page Southerland Page, Inc, Washington, D.C.

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