Tysons Corner, Capital One Block

ArchKey Helps Bring Urban Expansion to Life, Assisting in Build-Out of New Eco-Conscious Development

As the D.C. region expanded west, Capital One made big plans for a new expansion. The new Capital One Center in Tyson’s Corner sits atop a 26-acre development. It has been recognized as one of the up-and-coming urban developments in the area and was awarded Best New Development 2022 by Washington Business Journal. The project features offices, a hotel, retail space, performing arts center, public green spaces, sculpture gardens, grocery store, bars, and restaurants. It encompasses 2.7 million square feet of multi-use office, hospitality, and retail spaces, along with parking garages and the performing arts center. Our team managed a comprehensive scope of work, handling everything from electrical and distribution capabilities to substation and life safety systems across the Capital One Tower (Block B), mixed-use tower (Block A) and Capital One Hall (Block C).

Capital One Tower, Block B

Capital One Tower is a new 1.7 million square foot building in Tyson’s Corner, standing nearly 470 feet tall. It’s a mixed-use building with eight floors of podium, which include a garage and multi-purpose space. Above this, the high-rise tower spans floors 9-31, housing fully outfitted office space. Additionally, the building includes two stories of penthouse space. It will serve as the international headquarters for the bank.

Capital One Corner, Block A

Block A, situated in the Tysons Corner neighborhood, Block A, is a 24-story class A twin-tower building, totals 900,000 square feet. It will house 850,000 square feet of office spaces, and two levels of future retail space spanning 20 floors. Committed to environmental sustainability, Capital One is aiming for LEED Gold certification for this building. In support of this, its eco-concious features include a striking 12-story atrium linked by connecting bridges, an innovative rain-water capture and re-use program, smart lighting controls, and 33 EV charging stations placed throughout the four-level underground and ten-level above-ground parking garage.

Capital One Center, Block C

As part of Capital One Center, Capital One Hall serves as a high-end performance and community space. It features a 1,600-seat main theater, a 225-seat black-box theater and a large 4-story open event atrium. Additionally, a 12-acre rooftop park includes a 230-seat amphitheater, sculpture garden and biergarten. The building is anticipating a LEED NC Gold certification. This is due in part to the building’s HVAC and energy recovery systems which are expected to reduce energy consumption by 27% compared to comparable code-compliant buildings.

Scope of Work

Our team’s work on Capital One Center encompassed the Capital One Tower (Block B), mixed-use tower (Block A) and Capital One Hall (Block C).

Capital One Tower, Block B

On the Capital One Tower, our scope of work included furnishing the complete electrical and life safety systems. The building’s service comprises 4000 amp 480/277 volt switchboards. Emergency backup is provided by five 900kW diesel generators—three on level 4 and two on the penthouse level. The building also boasts over 15,000 specialty lights and a state-of-the-art lighting control system.

Capital One Corner, Block A

Work on Block A involved power distribution to the facility through bus ducts and IPAC substations. The incoming service includes two 35kV, 10 megawatt transformers. These feed into two 5kV metal-clad switchgears and subsequently twelve 5kV substations. Additionally, we installed 33 Chargepoint CT4000 series EV chargers. ArchKey/Mona is responsible for the core and shell of the building. This responsibility covers 29 elevators, the Lime Light lighting control system in the garage, and the high-rise voice fire alarm system.

Capital One Hall, Block C

For Block C, the Capital One Hall, our work involved setting up power distribution infrastructure. This included the performing arts and retail spaces, a hotel, Wegmans Grocery Store, and two additional future towers. Utility services connect to one 4000A switchboard, ninety-two 5000A switchboards, and sixty-five distribution and branch panelboards. Multiple busways feed power to the hotel and Wegmans’ electrical room. This distribution extends from the basement up to hotel level 24.

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Tysons Corner, Capital One Block

Tysons Corner, Capital One Block