Reston Town Center NXT

Reston, VA

Master Plan:

Reston Town Center NXT is a LEED-ND Gold certified new development that extends the original 1990’s Reston Town Center to the new WMATA Metro Silver Line Reston station. The new neighborhood will enlarge the existing walkable, mixed-use community to the Metro station and replace an existing suburban office park and park-and-ride facility.

The masterplan includes over 4.4 million GSF of development ranging from corporate office buildings, residential towers, and multiple hotels on an urban street network and block grid. Open spaces are the major organizing feature of the new community with 6.25 acres of passive, active, and recreational areas including a central 1.38 acre park with plazas and greenspaces, as well as connections to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

The original plan was developed by Sasaki Landscape Architects who also completed the Reston Town Center plan in the 1980s, and Cooper Carry was brought in to confirm building use locations and footprint sizes and complete the entitlement process with Fairfax County. Cooper Carry worked hand in hand with the County, Boston Properties, the civil engineer and landscape architect to create a twenty-first century development at the new transit station. The plan was approved for redevelopment in the summer of 2018, with construction of Phase 1 beginning at the fall of that year.

Phase 1 Architecture:

Reston ABC is a three block, mixed-use development that begins the phase 1 of a multi-block redevelopment of Reston Town Center NXT at the future WMATA Silver Line Reston station. The project includes two corporate office towers and a hotel tower, street retail and plazas, and a shared below grade parking and service facilities. The entire development will be over 2.5 million square feet when completed and will include over 1,300 linear feet of active retail and building façades and a quarter acre of plaza and green space.

Cooper Carry worked collaboratively as coordinating masterplan architect and architect of the below grade infrastructure podium for the Phase 1 project. The two office towers were designed by Duda|Paine Architects, and the hotel tower was designed by Cooper Carry in partnership for Boston Properties and Donahoe Development. The below grade infrastructure podium includes a shared loading facility underneath the street and plaza, a central mechanical and stormwater facilities, and more than 1880 parking spaces for the mixed-use towers above. Construction began in fall of 2018 and is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021.

project scope

21.9 acres


Boston Properties


  • LEED v4 BD+C: Core and Shell, Gold