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Hazel-Peterson Headquarters
Fairfax, VA
 
Davis and Carter, Architects

This suburban office building was the first to be built on the public/private Fair Lakes Parkway and was headquarters to the developers, Hazel-Peterson Cos.  It features a unique cantilever, initially, perhaps ambitiously, intended to cantilever over the planned adjacent lake and surrounding walking trail.  Ultimately, the cantilever was reduced in size from 40 feet to 24 feet and the building was set back further from the lake.  Still a lovely detail. 

 

The adjacent lake, always part of the overall concept, with a monumental fountain was concieved as an early example of energy efficiency as the lake and fountain are utilized as a heat sink, or transfer, to heat and cool the building.