Rockville, MD – Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, recently celebrated the topping out of 3901 Fairfax, a nine story, 201,000-square-foot office building in Arlington, Virginia. The project is targeting LEED® Gold, WELL Core V2 Gold and WiredScore Gold certifications.

“Our team has done an outstanding job completing the complicated excavation and concrete building process to achieve the topping-out milestone at 3901 Fairfax,” said Dale Kopnitsky, executive vice president for Skanska Building’s Washington, DC operations. “We are inspired and look forward to delivering this modern, sustainable and dynamic office building.”

The topping-out ceremony, a tradition passed down for generations throughout the construction industry, honors the construction team’s hard work and signals a time of celebration for the progress made on a project. The effort to achieve the milestone is highlighted by the following: 
• More than 100,000 man hours have been worked to date.
• 1,780 truckloads of concrete have been used.
• 41% embodied carbon reduction was achieved, compared to traditional concrete construction, using the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, co-conceived by Skanska.
The 201,000-square-foot building designed by CallisonRTKL will be the first WELL Precertified new construction project in Northern Virginia. Once completed in 2024, the project will feature daylighting and electric lighting systems designed to increase alertness and an enhanced experience for occupants. Building with the tenant’s health and well-being in mind, the property’s amenities include more than 12,000- square feet of outdoor space across a rooftop terrace, private tenant terraces a plaza, conference space, and a modern fitness facility.

“3901 Fairfax will set the standard for meaningful workplaces,” said Mark Carroll, executive vice president and regional manager of Skanska USA Commercial Development’s D.C. market. “From the park-like plaza with inviting retail space to the indoor outdoor biophilic design – we are creating a one-of-a-kind experience for future occupants to enjoy this dynamic Arlington neighborhood.

Ideally situated along the amenity-rich Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, the development is surrounded by popular restaurants, high-end retail and green space, including Quincy Park. The transit-oriented property offers convenient access to I-66 and North Glebe Road and is within three blocks of both the Virginia-GMU Metro Station and the Ballston-MU Metro Station.

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Skanska’s current building and construction projects in the Greater, D.C. area include: the net zero Douglas McArthur elementary school in Alexandria; VHC Health’s new Outpatient Pavilion and garage in Arlington; 17xM, an 11-story, 334,000-square-foot trophy office building; OZMA, a 12-story, mixed-use development with 275 luxury apartments in Washington; and The Heming, a 28-story, 410-unit luxury apartment building in Tysons.