The Lumen

Project Details

Tysons, VA
Lennar Multifamily Communities
Davis, Carter, Scott
Hoar Construction
57,666 sq. ft. of SlenderWall panels with R-24 closed-cell foam insulation, and 23,502 sq. ft. of traditional architectural precast
"Awesome place to live! I am one happy resident!"
AGC Washington Contractor Award, ABC Excellence in Construction Award, Southeast Building Conference Grand Aurora prize

Modern Style and Performance

A 346 ft, 32-story building, The Lumen, designed by the architecture firm Davis, Carter, Scott of Tysons, VA, rises approximately 865 ft above sea level with expansive views of Washington, D.C. and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The project includes 394,000 sq ft of residential space, over 17,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail and nine levels of parking. The building houses 398 units on 25 floors with luxury penthouse units on the top three.

Working with General Contractor Hoar Construction and Engineer Fernandez & Associates, SlenderWall producer Smith-Midland and its Virginia plant manufactured and installed 57,666 sq. ft. (452 panels) of SlenderWall architectural precast and 23,502 sq. ft. (299 panels) of traditional architectural precast on the project. Smith-Midland worked with their own team of subcontractors, EE Marr Erectors and Wilcox Caulking, to provide Hoar with a turn-key system.

The panels were designed with a 1.5” thermal air gap between the stud and the precast filled with factory-installed closed-cell foam to achieve an R-24 rating.

Announcements were made on the latest two awards for Smith-Midland’s SlenderWall architectural cladding project in Tysons, Virginia. Both the AGC of DC (Associated General Contractors) and the ABC of Metro Washington (Associated Builders and Contractors) have bestowed awards on the 346′ tall mixed-use project. The AGC Washington Contractor Award and the ABC Excellence in Construction Award recognized the role Smith-Midland’s premier architectural precast concrete cladding product SlenderWall played in the beauty and performance of the project. The Lumen has won 3 awards. Earlier in the year it garnered a Southeast Building Conference Grand Aurora prize.