2201 Pershing Apartments

Arlington, VA


Equity Residential




Mixed-use concrete podium apartment building with retail and below grade parking



Project Scope
  • 188 units
  • 405,029 gsf
  • 2.90 acres
  • Wood Frame
  • Brick
  • Cementitious Siding
  • Metal Panels
  • Elec. Split System Heat Pump

2201 Pershing Apartments

This mixed-use podium project comprises two buildings over one level of underground parking. There is 31,000 sf of retail space at street level, as well as retail parking, loading area, and trash rooms. Four stories of wood frame construction are built above, housing 188 market rate apartments and common areas. Amenities include semi-enclosed courtyards with decorative plantings, green space, outdoor grilling area, sunshading cabanas, outdoor theater area, and indoor exercise and community rooms. Bike racks, storage areas, and electric car charging stations are also provided to the residents.

More than half of the garage perimeter foundation wall was shored against Pershing Drive and Arlington Blvd. An existing storm water system ran through the proposed building area, so a detailed construction coordination and sequencing plan was put in place to keep this line operational during the excavation and sheet and shoring operations. New wet utility lines (storm, water, and sewer) were installed under Pershing Drive while keeping this street open. In addition, concrete-encased underground duct banks were installed along Pershing Drive to relocate the overhead Verizon, Comcast, and Dominion Electric wires below grade.

Green Project

LEED for NC 2.2 Silver

Sustainable Sites (SS) credits, included
Credit 3 – Brownfield redevelopment
Credit 4.3 – Car charging stations Landscape design reduces water usage by over 50%.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures were used.
Energy modeling was used to ensure the building was being designed to be as efficient as possible and would obtain Energy and Atmosphere credits.
A waste management plan diverted over 50% of material waste to recycling.
Bamboo flooring was used in a large number of the apartments.
IEQ credits were obtained through the use of exhaust fans, operable windows, and low-VOC materials, including paints and adhesives.
Green Label carpets were also installed.

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