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Oronoco Waterfront Residences

Shalom Baranes Associates Architects

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601 North Fairfax Street



601 NF Associates, LLC.; EYA


  • Architectural Energy Corporation;
  • Lighting Designer: Coventry Lighting;
  • Polysonics;
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger;
  • General Contractor: James G. Davis Construction Company;
  • Michael Blades & Assoc.; Ltd.
  • Interior Designer: SR/A Interior Arch. & Design;
  • Civil Engineer: Bowman Consulting Group., Ltd.;
  • Landscape Architect: Studio 39;
  • Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson;
  • Provectus, Inc.

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Year Completed



155,000 sq. feet

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Project Description

EYA's Oronoco Waterfront Residences, completed in August, 2014, is the first major residential addition to the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront in more than a dozen years. The project is an adaptive re-use of the former Sheet Metal Workers International office building first constructed in 1986. Maximum allowable density called for up to 110 units, but EYA believed that the tiered structure was best suited for a smaller number of penthouse-style condominiums. The building was stripped to steel structure and significant portions were demolished before new construction began.

Today, the Oronoco features 60 expansive, one-level residences with river or city views. Each features 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors in all living areas, advanced home automation systems, recessed lighting, quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops, high-end modern appliances, glass and tile walk-in showers and soaking tubs. Many units include floor to ceiling windows, living room or indoor/outdoor gas fireplaces, wet bar and wine cooler.

All residents have access to building amenities that include a two-story lobby with concierge desk, 24-hour security, heated outdoor pool, outdoor bathhouse and kitchen, fitness center with yoga room, children’s playroom, meeting room, dog washing station and bicycle storage area. In addition, every resident receives a secure, private storage area of up to 120 square feet and two indoor parking spaces.

The Oronoco is built to LEED for New Construction standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Oronoco fronts on Oronoco Bay park and nearby walkable amenities include the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the restaurants of Old Town, King Street retail, day spas and wellness centers, the Mount Vernon Trail and waterfront taxi service to Georgetown and National Mall.

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