Masonvale includes 157 townhomes for faculty in 37 buildings on the George Mason University campus for first-time client Mason Housing, Inc. The buildings are wood-framed on grade-level concrete slabs with brick, stone, and cement board siding façades. The townhomes feature five unit types ranging from one- to three-bedrooms. Finishes include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile flooring, and attached or detached garages. The site consists of two tot lots, two pre-fabricated concrete bridges over existing streams, rain gardens, and porous asphalt paving in alleys. CBG also improved nearby Roberts Road with acceleration lanes, deceleration lanes, and asphalt walking trails.
Building Green at George Mason University Faculty Housing
The project team used multiple green techniques during construction to minimize impact to the surrounding area. The team built a large storm water management pond to retain sediment and improve water quality before it enters adjacent creeks, and they incorporated porous asphalt alleys to increase storm water retention. The team also recycled construction waste at a local site. Rain gardens eliminate the need for irrigation, while a pressurized air system and H-piles save existing trees. In addition, the team used excess soil from the project to level an adjacent soccer field.