Construction Tour of The Commodore with SK&A's Naina Bhanot

February 3, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
2121 15th Street North, Arlington, VA 22201

Naina Bhanot, EIT, LEED AP, SK&A's Project Engineer for The Commodore, helped to lead a Construction Tour with AIA's Women in Architecture (WIA) group. Naina joined Heba Bella of Cooper Carry and Kim Plautz of John Moriarty & Associates to guide participants through this active construction site.

Details from AIA: "Participants will tour The Commodore, a 20-story, 423-unit apartment building that is primarily new construction yet also incorporates facades of two historically important buildings. The project is pursuing LEED Platinum and is situated adjacent to the Arlington Virginia’s Courthouse Complex. It will be the tallest building in the area capturing sweeping views from downtown DC to the National Monument, National Cathedral, Tysons Corner, Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon via the occupied roof deck. This architect-led tour will do a deep dive into how the building systems had to be designed and constructed to meet the challenges of the metro tunnels running directly underneath the development’s 3-story, below-grade parking area and ground-floor retail spaces. In addition, they will experience how lower floors of residential buildings can be designed to provide over 33,000 sf of amenity space for the residents including outdoor terraces and a pool."

View photos of the Topping Out event for The Commodore here.