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2018 Award Winners



Development 4 - 7 Stories, For Rent


Ten at Clarendon


Arlington, Va.

Architect/Designer | Bonstra | Haresign Architects

Builder | CBG Building Company LLC

Developer | CRC Companies LLC

Landscape Architect/Designer | Landscape Architecture Bureau

Interior Designer | Hirsch Bedner Associates

Photographer | Hoachlander Davis Photography

Ten at Clarendon is a 143-unit, LEED Platinum, luxury apartment community offering one-, two-, three-, four-bedroom, and live/work units, and dedicated retail and office space. The Ten’s design objectives included stick framing the project’s four residential floors to maximize its value, while its façade emulates a high-end, concrete-framed structure. The Ten’s rhythm successfully transitions between adjacent single-family housing and high-rise commercial zones. Five distinct, yet cohesive, sections mitigate the façade’s length—which exceeds a football field—via mechanical penthouse screening and large sections of curtain wall glazing. Buried power lines, widened sidewalks, bike racks, and the creation of two routes to the Clarendon Metro station, positively impact the pedestrian streetscape.

Forward-thinking technology features, such as keyless apartment entry, Nest thermostats, a video intercom system, and an electronic package delivery system, help its young professional target demographic live with ease. Innovative amenities, such as an in-lobby market, rooftop deck, fitness center, bike workshop, outdoor patio, dog wash, customizable elfa closets, and an organic garden, bring daily needs under one roof. An innovative lending library allows residents to rent low-use or large home goods on an as-needed basis. Ten at Clarendon commands 20 percent higher rent than comparable apartment communities.

From the Judges
This well thought out project serves a need with its live-work units. It has lovely outdoor spaces, including the rooftop garden, and a lot of good amenities for a tight site.

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