Patriot Ridge

Art and Green Space Offers Respite to Commuters

The architectural concept for Patriot Ridge was driven by the site’s strategic location, which offers high visibly from both directions on Interstate 95 as well as adjacency to the NGA’s Campus East. For the building occupants, HGA created a sense of place that offers respite from the surrounding commuter activity. This was achieved by consolidating all parking into a single parking garage located along the full length at the rear of the site. This created substantial green space in an area where development is typically dominated by surface parking lots. Additionally, the campus is organized around a large central courtyard featuring an original piece of sculpture by the internationally recognized Cliff Garten.

Environmental friendliness was an important part of the design of Patriot Ridge, which received LEED Gold certification for the core and shell from the U.S. Green Building Council. To provide for the comfort of the occupants, a high-performance Low-E glazing is used for the curtain wall system that both controls glare and mitigates the highway noise generated from Interstate 95.

Patriot Ridge’s commitment to providing transportation alternatives is noteworthy. The property owner worked with Fairfax County to bring two bus routes onto the campus and build a climate-controlled bus shelter. They also provide the tenants with a shuttle bus service to both Metrorail and NGA.

By bringing Class A+ office space to the area, Patriot Ridge was a major investment and upgrade for the community. The incorporation of public art on a grand scale has enhanced the quality of development and the quality of life for tenants in this region of Fairfax County.


Fairfax County, VA

Building Type

Workplace, Campus


224,000 SF

  • 2014 IES/IIDA Regional Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting
  • 2014 IES/IIDA Section Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting
  • 2013 Northern Virginia NAIOP Award of Merit, Best Building, Speculative Office 6 Stories and Above

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