A rchitects & E ngineers

Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — August 23 - September 12, 2019 — 5B


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Mixed-use project will include 370,000 s/f of class-a office space and a 220-key AC Hotel Pickard Chilton’s Design for Avocet Tower in Bethesda, MD for Stonebridge under construction B

ship) development between Stonebridge and Mont- gomery County, MD . The transit-oriented development is located directly across from the Bethesda Metro station, and will also accommodate above-and below-grade park- ing. Cooper Carry is the project’s Architect of Record. “Avocet Tower is one of down- town Bethesda’s most antici- pated developments, and its unique mix of hotel and office space will surely distinguish it from other new urban de- velopments,” said Jon Pick- ard FAIA, RIBA , principal at Pickard Chilton. “There is significant demand for Class- A office space as more firms relocate from D.C., and Avo- cet Tower’s timeless, elegant design and quality amenities

will be attractive to firms look- ing to settle in the revitalized Bethesda business district.” Anticipating LEED-Plat- inum certification, Avocet Tower’s next-generation sus- tainability features include advanced mechanical systems, secured bicycle storage, electric vehicle charging stations, bio- retention basins on the roof terrace, and dynamic glazing throughout the entire office area. Avocet Tower’s unusual side- core design allows for efficient floor plates of 22,000-28,000 s/f. The building’s elegant high- performance façade allows for comfort and great views while state-of-the art View Dynamic Glass controls natural light within the office tower. Glass canopies mark the hotel’s and

office building’s front entranc- es, and a vibrant mix of public and private amenities and open space encourages a con- tinuous flow from Wisconsin Ave. through the 10,000 s/f landscaped public plaza and shared lobby. The building is topped by a 7,500 s/f sky terrace and crowned by an elegant trellis. Additional amenities include a first-class fitness center and a conference center on the 18th floor. The tower will also feature work and gathering spaces, as well as a restaurant to provide social areas for us- ers, area residents, employees, and visitors within the popular urban core. These amenities will significantly enhance and further enliven the central business district. 

ETHESDA, MD — Pickard Chilton , an award-winning archi- tecture studio best known for its innovative and sophisticat- ed design of high-performance corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that construction has started on their design for Avocet Tower, a 530,000 gsf, 250-foot mixed-use development for Stonebridge comprising a hotel and office tower at 7373 Wisconsin Ave. in the Central Business Dis- trict of Bethesda. Atop a generous lobby and amenity podium, Avocet Tow- er will feature a glass-clad 370,000 gsf of class A office tower and a 220-key AC Ho- tel. The project, with delivery expected in summer 2021, is a P3 (public–private partner-

Avocet Tower

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