Assistant Director, Savills Studley
DC/MD/VA Licensed Real Estate Broker
After a thorough evaluation spanning the entire DC metropolitan region, software and technology solutions company, OpenWater has made an exciting move out of the District to Arlington, VA. Just three blocks from the Ballston Metro, OpenWater signed a lease for approximately 5,000 SF on the 2nd floor of 4401 N Fairfax Drive.
I had the pleasure of representing OpenWater in their relocation and could not be prouder of how the space turned out. Designed by OTJ Architects, the newly constructed suite is situated on the corner of the floor overlooking the hustle and bustle on Fairfax Drive.
As you enter the suite, the rustic herringbone pattern of the floor that looks like wooden oars pays homage to the clever rowing reference that the term OpenWater commands. Once through reception, there are two main working areas connected by a communal lounge area. This is in slight contrast to largely open layouts we see so frequently within the tech community.
Making your way along the corner of the building onto N Vermont St., there are several 75-80 SF private micro-offices with solid black doors and black-trimmed glass fronts. The simplistic contrast of the black/white/glass combination is deliberate and impressively balanced.
OpenWater and OTJ decided early on that they wanted the light in the space to be distinct, different and dynamic. In the conference room, black tube-like fixtures mimic the herringbone pattern from the flooring. In the communal area these same black lighting rods replace the more traditional 2×2 lighting typically found in offices with crisp, clean lines of light.
Brookfield will soon begin construction on the 1st floor tenant only fitness center and conference center which tenants will enjoy at no cost.
Ballston continues to add more popular retail for the growing office and residential presence surrounding the R-B corridor. With the buzz surrounding the Ballston Mall redevelopment, Ballston is just beginning it’s exciting journey into its next phase.
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