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2201 Pershing Apartments

Arlington, VA

building equity

Equity Residential developed 2201 Pershing Apartments to offer luxury and style with competitive market affordability in mind. Its location in Arlington, VA is convenient for its young professional tenants, but was challenging as a construction site. 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.

Equity Residential
188 units
405,029 gsf
Wood Frame

The mixed-use podium project has 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.

How Harkins Made a Difference
  • When utility companies could not move their above-ground poles and wires out of the way before construction, we literally built around them, letting cables fly through the wood frame of the building.
  • New wet utility lines (storm, water, and sewer) were installed under Pershing Drive while keeping this street open.
  • 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 divert over 50% of material waste to recycling. A variety of recycled content, local materials, and rapidly renewable credits were obtained.
We are very pleased with the Harkins team’s effort on this project. They have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the plans and specifications.

John Kusturiss

Senior Construction Manager
Equity Residential
Awards & Certifications


LEED for NC 2.2 – Silver

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