George Mason Inn and Conference Center – Fairfax, Virginia
christopher consultants worked with Gensler and University Hotel Partners LLC (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Concord Eastridge) on this design/build PPEA project that designed and constructed the George Mason Inn and Conference Center, a six-story hotel and event space. The work for the Mason Inn also included a new entrance to the GMU campus from Route 123 (Ox Road), an underground parking garage, surface parking and an entry plaza. christopher and the team provided extensive coordination between the University and the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, the DEQ and VDOT to ensure the Mason Inn project progressed on time and remained within budget. Design plans were submitted and approved by VDOT for the road improvements within the right-of-way and also to the necessary utility companies regarding the fiber optic lines that run along Ox Road.
In addition, christopher provided traffic control plans, erosion and sediment control, extensive site design, civil design and survey services for the Mason Inn. The Mason Inn received a LEED Gold Certification and the DBIA National Design-Build Award in the Commercial (mixed-use) category. It was the first LEED Gold certified hotel in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the first LEED Gold certified building at George Mason University.