Tysons Corner, VA
Guillermo Aguilar, AIA led the architecture/urban plan development of this Homart Development initiative. Guillermo’s involvement included the master planning, management of the architectural design, and all the urban design components for this major Tysons Corner downtown project. The 117-acre master planned development contains a 900,000 SF high-fashion retail center, two hotels with 1,550 rooms (including a Ritz Carlton), and ten office buildings with 3.1 million GSF. The project involved land and building construction, as well as interior design and tenant improvements for the retail center and the phase one, 420,000 SF office building.

The project also examined linkages and developed preliminary architecture/planning for the Washington D.C. Metro Station at Tysons Corner. The area is also home to Tysons Corner Center – the largest shopping mall conglomerate in the state and in the Baltimore-Washington area – with two upscale shopping centers: Homart’s Tysons Galleria Center and Fairfax Square, which neighbor the metro station to the North and South.

Every weekday, Tysons Corner draws 55,000 shoppers from around the region. The planned extension of the Washington Metro via the new Silver Line into Tysons Corner has eased access for residents as well. City Planners envision that up to 200,000 jobs and 100,000 residents will be established in Tysons Center in the coming decades.