Mahan Rykiel Associates Wins Capital Region APA Award For Mosaic

Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), a Baltimore based landscape architectural, urban design and planning firm, is pleased to announce Mosaic is a recipient of the “Outstanding Neighborhood or Small Area Plan” from the National Capital Area American Planning Association. The award was presented on November 10th at Catholic University.

Mahan Rykiel Associates developed schematic design through construction documents for this 31-acre mixed use development in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Partly infill, the project includes retail, residential, office, hospitality, and neighborhood park components. A pilot project for the LEED Neighborhood Development rating system, it has already received a Silver certification.

Design concepts involved establishing pedestrian and vehicular connections, parking layouts, creating 20,000 SF of green roofs, planting design, and paving. The project incorporates a number of sustainable features including electric car charging stations, advanced stormwater management systems and connections to existing public transportation.

The development will create a new center for the community in the heart of Fairfax County. The first phase of the project opened this Fall.

Mahan Rykiel worked with EDENS on this project. Scott Rykiel, FASLA said, “We were thrilled to be a part of the EDENS team. We have enjoyed our work with EDENS on the groundbreaking project, one of the first LEED ND projects in the area.”  The design team included Scott Rykiel, FASLA, Warren Timlen, PLA, Ryan Cosgrove, Ryan Johnson, Nate Scott, Joe Burkhardt, PLA, Monica Johnson, Morgan Handley and Qiaojue Yu.

Mahan Rykiel Associates is a full service landscape architecture firm with a staff of 41 including 11 LEED Accredited Professionals with offices in Baltimore and Hong Kong, and clients in both the private and public sectors.

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