Located just minutes from the Huntington Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia, The Parker is a five-story, wood-framed apartment building atop slab-on-grade and an elevated slab over a portion of the first floor. Previously a dumping ground for poor soil, The Parker’s site was unsuitable for building. During preconstruction, CBG researched and recommended a mix of foundational support options that kept overall project costs down while limiting the extent of undercut, saving time and money. CBG also increased the size and scope of the mock-up constructed on the site in order to proactively coordinate waterproofing details and interior and exterior finishes. To increase weatherproofing, the team used sheet-applied Henry Blueskin VP160 as a weather barrier, which has proven highly reliable. The project includes a 468-space precast parking garage and boasts an exterior façade of brick, glass, metal panel, and fiber cement panels. The LEED®-certified community features two courtyards, a pool, virtual simulation room, bocce court, walking trail with outdoor fitness stations, and a club room.
The Parker is a LEED®-certified community. Located near a major Metro station and several bus lines, it features bicycle routes, bike storage, and walkways for sustainable transportation options. This project consumes 13 percent less energy than a conventional residential building and incorporates an advanced HVAC system and efficient lighting, programmable digital thermostats, and EnergyStar® appliances to optimize energy performance. The Parker utilizes products free of formaldehyde and those that contain low- or no-VOC's. The project recycles more than 75 percent of construction waste and uses recycled and regionally manufactured materials during construction.