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New Urbanism and Smart Growth in Suburban DC

Chevy Chase Center
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

HOK’s design transformed a 50-year-old suburban shopping center into modern offices, restaurants and retail stores in one of the country’s most successful neighborhood retail centers.

Exemplifying the ideals of New Urbanism and smart growth, the project increases density, encourages pedestrian activity near a Metrorail station and adds green space. It promotes urban retail and business in this important quadrant of Friendship Heights.

The new development quadruples the square footage of the original center. The entire eight-story office tower was pre-leased before its opening.

In addition to commercial office space, the local community gained 90,000 square feet of “neighborhood” retail, including banks, restaurants, drycleaners, and a grocery store, as well as “destination” retail. Two large, open spaces welcome people to shop and work here.


412,000 sq. ft. / 38,300 sq. m.


Landscape Architecture
Master Planning


AIA Washington, DC – Merit Award for Interior Architecture

Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine – Award of Merit, Mixed-Use Category


Amount of office space pre-leased