a woman walks in an open hallway near a wall painted in blue hues

Gensler and Arcadis Team Up on Capital One’s Virginia Campus

2023 Best of Year Winner for Large Commercial Lobby/Amenity Space

The master plan for Capital One’s corporate campus initially called for one building on the Block A site in Tysons, Virginia. But Gensler proposed something different: two towers connected by a glass atrium. Encompassing floors 12 to 23, the 14,600-square-foot “sky lobby” now forms the buzzing heart of the bank’s headquarters. American black walnut frames and warms up the lofty space. Crisscrossing bridges house hospitality-esque lounge and conference areas by Arcadis. Two artist installations really make the project soar. Stretching across seven floors is Waves of Elevation, JD Deardourff’s swirling, multicolored mural depicting a topographical map of the Potomac River watershed, while Anne Patterson’s Ascendant Light, a steel cable–suspended installation of 55-foot-long satin ribbons, shimmers in blues and yellows, looks different from every angle, and gently sways as it spans six stories.

Best of Year Awards 2023

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inside Capital One's Virginia Campus there are many levels that overlook the lobby
a view into the lobby of the capitol one building from above
a woman walks in an open hallway near a wall painted in blue hues
an art installation hangs from the ceiling with blue and yellow threads

Gensler: Clay Jackson; Derek Warr; Karl Smeltzer; Jared Krieger; jeff barber; Theresa Sheils.

Arcadis: Kim Heartwell; Neal Hudson; Kate Herman; Michael Horton; Kim Jennings.

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