Dickies Arena Wins a 2020 Palladio Award!

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DMSAS Principal Steve Knight Speaks on ULI Panel

On June 11th ULI Washington hosted a panel presentation on the past, present and future of Chevy Chase Lake, the community along Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County just inside the Beltway. Steve Knight participated along with Just Kennell with Bozzuto Development, Tom Regnell with Chevy Chase Land Company, McClean Quinn with EYA, and Devon Hastie Bozzuto Development as Moderator.

The presentation included a look at the area’s 100+ year history, the Montgomery County Sector Plan governing a mix of uses totaling potentially over 2 million square feet plus a look at the development projects recently completed by EYA and those under construction and planned for the future by Bozzuto and Chevy Chase Land Company.
You can view the panel discussion here:
Vanderbilt Students Move Into Recently Completed Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential College

The Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential College main building completed construction and opened its doors this past month to welcome students eager to return to classes for the fall semester.
Zeppos is the second in a series of four new residential colleges being planned and designed by DMSAS for Vanderbilt University. Sited at the corner of campus at West End Avenue and 25th Street, this residential college serves as the gateway for visitors entering the University from the west and north. The 260,000 SF building is designed in a collegiate gothic architectural language appropriate to the context of the campus architecture as well as previous and future residential colleges, including E. Bronson Ingram completed by DMSAS in 2018. In addition to housing for undergraduates, faculty, and graduate student advisors, Zeppos offers meeting space and apartments for visiting scholars.

Zeppos will house 340-undergraduate beds, nearly mirroring the capacity of E. Bronson Ingram. The students will be served by a double-height, 2,500 SF grand dining room and an impressive 2,000 SF great room. A series of small breakout spaces and meeting rooms punctuate each residential floor. Inside the 20-story, 310ft tall West End Tower are 22 long-term stay apartments designed to attract and house visiting scholars from around the world. The top floor of the tower houses an exciting executive boardroom which will host important visiting organizations and University leadership meetings. The West End Tower is scheduled to open next summer.
DMSAS Welcomes Megan Kindle to the Firm
Megan Kindle
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Megan will have a critical role in the achievement of the firm’s goals and corporate vision through identifying and securing new business and enhancing existing relationships. She will develop and execute marketing strategies and initiatives to increase the visibility of our significant experience of broad and diverse body of project types including civic, institutional, cultural, commercial, residential, educational, sports, healthcare, and planning projects. Megan brings nearly two decades of business development, marketing and communications experience in the Architecture and Engineering community to our team. She is a graduate of The George Washington University and is a member of NAIOP and CREW. Connect with Megan here:
Chevy Chase Lake
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Construction work has rolled through the summer with the Northwest corner of Building B2 at its full height to mark the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Manor Road. Utility work on site and in the buildings continues, exterior masonry work has begun in earnest, and the wood framing of Building B3 is nearing completion.
Vanderbilt University Residential College B
Nashville, Tennessee
Construction of DMSAS's third residential college for Vanderbilt University is well underway. Excavation is complete and significant progress is being made with below grade concrete work. Decorative brick selections were recently finalized and we continue to review shop drawings and finish samples. Construction will continue through July of 2022.
Vanderbilt University Residential College C
Nashville, Tennessee
RC-C is the fourth building in the Residential College system at Vanderbilt University. The DMSAS design team completed Design Development in June and Construction Documents are underway.
The Waycroft
Arlington, Virginia
The Waycroft, after nearly 5 years of planning, design and construction is complete and inviting residents to occupy. Located at a prominent intersection in the vibrant Arlington neighborhood of Ballston, this transit-friendly development consists of 491 luxury units of various sizes and configurations, street level retail that includes a Target department store, and below-grade parking. The project creates an appropriate gateway for the Ballston community, linking and transitioning the dense commercial core with the nearby low-scale residential neighborhood. The full-block project is visually broken down into a series of distinct but connected buildings that vary in size, scale, and architectural expression.
Huntsville Amphitheater
Huntsville, Alabama
The City of Huntsville’s Public Building Authority has retained Robins & Morton as construction manager for the project. Matheny Goldmon, the project’s local architect of record, is coordinating the Construction Document phase for the 8,000-seat capacity venue.
The Parkview
Southlake, Texas
The Parkview is substantially complete and residents now occupy the the units. Some final work was performed on the roofing membrane to ensure watertightness around the rooftop pool.
St. Elmo Apartments
Bethesda, Maryland
Design of this 22-story mixed use apartment building continues in the Construction Documents phase. DMSAS completed our exterior Design Development package at the end of June and is finalizing material selections. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
CCMC- Dodson Expansion and Garages
Fort Worth, Texas
DMSAS is actively working on a number of projects for the main campus of Cook Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Currently, the 240,000 SF Dodson Clinic Expansion is under Design Development with a design to be completed by the end of 2020.
The 600 space 8th & Terrell Street Garage (left) was completed in June 2020 and currently operational for hospital staff. The 8th & Pennsylvania Avenue Garage provides an additional 1,000 parking spaces to the campus and currently has a completed design awaiting construction.  
CCMC- Prosper Hospital
Propser, Texas
DMSAS is close to completing Detailed Design for the Exteriors of a satellite hospital for Cook Children’s Medical Center in Prosper, TX, an hour’s drive north of Fort Worth. The new Hospital will provide pediatric medical services, and will be breaking ground later this year. Pictured left is a rendering of the new hospital building.
We are sad to announce that we are taking a break from our annual Gingertown Celebration this year. In the interest of safety, Gingy will be on sabbatical and hopes to return in December 2021! We encourage our past participants to still lend their support and make donations to our charitable partners Children’s National Medical Center, Community of Hope, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, So Others Might Eat and The Wendt Center for Loss & Healing.
In lieu of our annual Summer Picnic this year, all DMSAS team members were surprised with a delivery to their homes of some fresh, in season fruits and vegetables from 4P Foods ! While we all missed the joining in festivities together, we did enjoy making some fresh healthy meals with our late summer bounties!