Woodlawn Neighborhood Center

Fort Belvoir, VA

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

As one of the leading places for military family housing, Fort Belvoir was in need of a neighborhood center to serve those who live in and around the Post. In response to that need, the Woodlawn Village Neighborhood Center was conceived as a hub for a wide range of activities including family gatherings, wedding parties, swimming, social events, fitness activities and neighborhood meetings. It also acts as a great setting for residents to take classes such as cooking and yoga. The grounds of the center play host to a wide range of amenities available to residents including a large multi-purpose field, community gardens, dog park, playground, croquet lawn, picnic and grilling areas, as well as a training circuit and nature walk.

With Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope Leighey house and a nature reserve in close proximity, the design team felt compelled to embrace organic design strategies through the creation of a contemporary building that could tie together the newly updated neighborhood with the preservation of natural habitats. This effort and focus in sustainability has also allowed the building to receive LEED Gold Certification. Standing as a monument to organic design, the interior and exterior spaces flow together in a manner that welcomes the individual through its relation to the human scale. As you walk from the surrounding grounds to the interior you are greeted at every space with careful attention to detail providing a highly manicured experience. The building is welcoming to both adults and children alike, providing a necessary comfortable backdrop to the ever changing lives of our military families.

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Project Data

8,006 SF neighborhood center
kitchen
meeting/multipurpose rooms
fitness room
outdoor pool and splash park
playfields
tot lots
LEED Gold Certified

Services

Architectural Design
Construction Phase Services
Community Meetings
Master Planning
Neighborhood Planning
Programming
Urban Design
Renderings/Models

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Builder's Choice Award

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Builder's Choice Award

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NAHB Best in American Living Award

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