The Monarch
Tysons, VA
Renaissance Centro
In Progress
Pending LEED Silver
Architecture, Planning

203,600-sf, 24-story residential building with 125 luxury condominiums, 6000-sf retail and parking for 250 cars.


The 2.6 million-sf mixed-use Arbor Row redevelopment is designed to transform Tysons into a bustling live, work, play community. The Monarch is the residential component of the larger master plan, situated at the prime intersection of Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive, and  a half mile from the Tysons metro station. Across from the high-end Tysons Galleria shopping mall, the luxury Monarch condominiums are located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the metropolitan region.

The 24-story residential tower’s slender profile is derived from two overlapping trapezoid-shape floor plates. The tower’s pristine all-glass façade contributes the sleek design while also enhancing the amount of natural light in units. Stacked pairs of tapered balconies are dominantly featured to optimize views for north and south facing units that extend far beyond the building. The subtle geometry creates a striking presence and offers residents panoramic perspectives. The building was specifically designed on an angle so that residents would have unobstructed views, an important feature for the owner. The masonry-clad skin on the east and west façades, with narrow punched openings, provides visual contrast and anchors the tower at the residential lobby entrance.  

The integration of the tower to the base of the building influenced the design of this unique building. A four-story parking podium serves as the base of the residential tower, dividing the lobby and residential units. The neutral masonry disguises the garage without overshadowing the tower’s presence. The façade on Westpark Drive, which has the densest vehicle and pedestrian traffic, is articulated with a series of dramatic, multi-story glass cuts drawing attention to the ground floor retail spaces. Around the corner on Jones Branch Drive, the juxtaposition of beige brick and black masonry creates a grand lobby entrance for residents. 

Green roofs prominently featured on top of the parking podium give residents common spaces to enjoy, as well as improve the building’s targeted LEED-silver certification. The Monarch offers hospitality-inspired amenities for residents including a resort-style pool, grilling deck, and rooftop terrace. This luxurious condominium building will change the landscape of the Tysons neighborhood.  

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