Skanska Breaking Ground on New 9-story Commercial Office Building, Retail and Public Plaza in Arlington

Press release 8/31/2021 7:00 AM EST

Firm unveils plans for one of the few remaining ground-up office developments along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor

Fairfax press release

ARLINGTON, VA – Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, will soon break ground on its newest project, located at 3901 N Fairfax Drive. Once completed, the 9-story trophy building will feature 191,000 square feet of office space, and 10,000 square feet of retail space, in addition to an 8,000 square foot community-focused public plaza adjacent to Quincy Park. Skanska previously announced the acquisition of the development site in late 2019. Skanska will manage the construction which is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

“Our proximity to Ballston’s vibrant urban community, a variety of transit options, and Arlington’s concentrated talent pool will make the office building an exciting and attractive business environment,” said Mark Carroll, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Skanska USA Commercial Development’s DC market. “Our team’s vision is to bring a new caliber of office space into a post COVID world that is committed to meeting and exceeding the highest health, safety, and sustainability standards.”

Recently the International WELL Building Institute recognized the project as one of the first office buildings awarded a WELL Precertification in the Washington region. Additionally, the project at 3901 N Fairfax is targeting WiredScore and LEED Gold certifications.

3901 Fairfax is one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor. The project is positioned to serve as a neighborhood and community hub through its dynamic plaza and retail design. 3901 will provide an experience focused on health and wellness inside and outside the building. Tenants will have access to a rooftop conference center equipped with a catering kitchen and expansive rooftop deck, private outdoor space on select floors, ground level fitness center, and three levels of below-grade parking with electric car charging stations. Designed in collaboration with Arlington County and the surrounding community, the plaza design differentiates 3901 from other mixed-use office developments in the region by prioritizing access to outdoor green space, community engagement and programming.

The project team includes:

  • Skanska USA Commercial Development – Developer
  • Skanska USA Building – Contractor
  • CallisonRTKL – Architect
  • Avison Young – Office Broker
  • H&R Retail – Retail Broker

In the Greater Washington area, Skanska has developed 2112 Pennsylvania Ave, the first commercial office building in Washington, DC to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating and 1776 Wilson Blvd., Northern Virginia’s first LEED v3 Platinum project. Skanska has constructed the First Street Tunnel and the headquarters facility for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (D.C. Water). The firm is also responsible for the reconstruction of the 11th Street Bridge and adjacent interchanges, infrastructure that helped spur new development such as 99M in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

More information can be found at 3901fairfax.com.