River House | Vornado/Charles E. Smith

Arlington, VA

Vornado/Charles E. Smith acquired River House, a 1960's building that needed a major design renovation as well as the proper marketing vision. Due to the age, River House couldn't compete with the Class A buildings nearby but it could offer fantastic outdoor amenities that included a rooftop deck and expansive outdoor green spaces as well as incredible location, booming retail + restaurant options, and proximity to Metro and the Pentagon.

The concept that HDG proposed was to create active and dynamic communal spaces. We turned the common laundry room into a cyber lounge, upgraded the existing fitness center and reimagined the leasing office in a dynamic and appealing manner. The successful modern makeover increased rentals and our Client experienced a strong ROI. 

PILLARS Finalist Best Conversion/Repositioning of a Multi-Family Asset - 2012
PILLARS Finalist for Best Repositioning of a Multi-Family Asset - 2013
PILLARS Finalist for Best Repositioning of a Multi-Family Asset - 2013
GALA Winner for Best Design and Architecture for a Multi-Family Renovation - 2013
GALA Winner for Best Interior Merchandising for a Multi-Family Renovation - 2013
PILLARS Finalist for Best Repositioning of a Multi-Family Asset - 2014
Delta Associates' 18th Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Awards for Excellence in the category of Best Washington/Baltimore Interior Design Renovation - 2014
GALA Winner for Best Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family Renovation or Conversion, Amenity Space and/or Common Areas for High-Rise Apartments - 2014