Arlington Spec Suites with a Twist

January 5, 2017

Anna Shaffer

Market Expert Assistant Director, Savills Studley DC/MD/VA Licensed Real Estate Broker

Call 202-540-5515

New Tech Suites at 1010 N Glebe Drive Offer Customizable Design


The continued growth of the DC area’s tech community is spurring some landlords to up the ante and go beyond just the splashed concrete and exposed ceilings.

1010 N Glebe, otherwise known as the One Ballston Plaza, has recently delivered 6 new suites unlike traditional pre-built spec suites. With the slogan, “Office Space Tailored to You,” these tech suites are aimed to accommodate 10-30 people and can be customized to embody your company’s personality and culture.

Each suite comes with a “Base Package” including pre-selected carpet tiles, woodgrain veneer pantry finishes, recessed lighting and glass enclosed conference rooms within the predominantly open floor plan. The suites can then be further tailored based on a range of pallets and fixtures that fall within in one of three proposed categories; i) The Penthouse, ii ) The Studio, or iii) The Loft.

The Penthouse is the most formal of the three, with an upgraded polished look and feel. These suites are ideal for client-facing organizations and are finished with light, airy and subtle with a hint of pattern.

The Studio is bright and bold. My personal favorite as it pops with vibrant colors. It radiates energy for all those working within its walls and could be the ideal pick for design and graphic firms who look for inspiration from geometric patterns and energetic space.

The Loft is modern with an industrial, urban feel. Think Restoration Hardware, with a wood-burning stove and collaborative worktables. This comfortable and cozy space is ideal for innovative start-ups who are likely to host their brain storming meetings sitting in relaxed sofas and spewing out innovative concepts on their white paint walls.

All three options have the open kitchens, exposed ceilings and funky accent walls. But, Meridian, a local, forward-thinking ownership, has gone the next few steps. Realizing that an entirely open space is efficient but lacks a certain level of privacy, these tech suites offer call rooms where individuals can eliminate the background noise that often comes with an entirely open environment.

The perks don’t end within the suite walls. A few of their choice suites have private outdoor terraces exclusive for the tenant. The building is also flush with amenities that include a fitness center with brand new equipment on the 2nd floor, which is unlike basement fitness centers that are often an afterthought and a means to fill unleasable space. There is also a tenant only conference center and two tenant lounges – one on the 2nd floor and one on the 7th floor. Each lounge is built out a bit different; one is adorned with colorful accent walls and bright, modern furniture and the other has a slick Vegas-feel with sleek black counter tops, break out rooms, wifi, and flat screens adorn the textured accent walls. 


Needless to say, these suites deserve a visit. Give us a shout to find out if you are more of a Penthouse, Studio, or Loft-like organization.

Recent Posts

Yelp Signs Lease at Terrell Place in Gallery

  • By Jon Glass | August  07,  2017

Company Plans for 500 New Hires, Will Move Into 52,000 SF Later This Year   Huge news to hit the wire this week. Yelp, the San Francisco-based tech giant specializing…

When to Begin The Lease Evaluation Process

  • By Jon Glass | August  17,  2016

I often tell people that real estate operates on a time dilation different than the real world. It lies somewhere between dog years and the years we experience after turning…

West Loop Chicago Sublease

  • By Tech Office Spaces Author | April  20,  2017

Looking for an available office space at a significant discount? The 820 W. Jackson building has a 5,955 SF brick and timber loft available for sublease through 12/31/2020. A couple…