Mosaic Design Hits the Target

Mosaic is a LEED Silver-certified urban neighborhood development located outside of Washington in Fairfax County, Va.

The 1.9 million square-foot urban grid design features 500,000 square feet of national and local retail; 1,000 residential units; 112 LEED certified townhomes; a 148-room boutique hotel; 73,000 square feet of Class-A office space; 4,000 parking spaces; two parks; and additional open space for neighborhood festivals, performances, and gatherings.

Dyal and Partners (Austin, Texas) has been a part of the Edens Mosaic team since its earliest stages. Their scope has included overall visioning; identity development; design of wayfinding, environmental graphics and placemaking elements storefront design; and establishment of retail design criteria. The overarching mission was to create a comprehensive design vocabulary that could extend seamlessly into all aspects of the project.

As part of the project team, Dyal and Partners received an Award for an Outstanding Neighborhood or Small Area Plan from the American Planning Association (APA), for “a plan developed for a sub-area of a community that advances the art and science of planning.” Mosaic also won a 2013 ICSC Gold Design and Gold Sustainable Design Award, with Dyal and Partners recognized as Design Architect for the project.

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