Gramercy at Metropolitan Park
Arlington, VA
Completed 2008

500,000-sf, 18-story, 400-unit apartment building with 10,960-sf of retail space and two below grade parking levels. Amenities include roof deck and pool terrace.


This is the first phase of a 16-acre 3,200-unit development in Pentagon City. The Gramercy contains a total of 399 residential units and 10,960 square feet of retail space. Rooftop and first floor amenities include an outdoor pool and tanning deck, lap pool, business center, conference room, theater, billiards, party room, full service health club, club room and a private courtyard adjacent to the club room.

The building follows massing and stylistic strategies of traditional classical buildings, such as the division into base, shaft, and crown. The retail at the base is faced with light-colored brick with a darker water-table; its sculptural detailing creates a play of for pedestrians. Above, a darker brick field is accented with light brick and cast-stone creating vertical and horizontal rhythms and motifs that break down the scale of the building.

From the four-story loft units along 15th Street, the building rises to eight and nine stories before reaching its ultimate height of 18 stories, and then returns to five stories at 14th Street. The crown takes additional light brick and cast-stone detailing, as well as a pergola and other elements, to create a memorable image in the skyline.

WDG was the Executive Architect for the project in association with Design Architect Robert AM Stern Architects.

WDG Grammercy at Metropolitan Park
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