A bentwood sculpture by Charlie Whinney provides a slowly rotating focal point in the lobby.

Joy in Motion

The new Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011

Design buffs looking to overnight or host a special event near DC should check out the new Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. Its sleek interiors designed by ForrestPerkins celebrate motion in homage to its location on a transportation nexus bridging the Potomac River, Reagan National Airport and what was once the capital’s largest rail yard. A bentwood sculpture by Charlie Whinney, made from a single beech tree felled on his rural English property, provides a slowly rotating focal point in the lobby (pictured). Custom lighting, furnishings and finishes abound in the sleek public spaces of this eco-friendly hotel—including a terrazzo floor in the lobby containing recycled glass. LEED certification is pending.

ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Cooper Carry, Alexandria, Virginia. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: STEPHEN PERKINS, AIA, ISHC, principal; JOHN CARHART, AIA, vice president, architecture; BROOKE TRAEGER, ASID, lead interior designer; MORRIAH MRYSZUK, ASID, design
associate, ForrestPerkins, Washington, DC. PHOTOGRAPHY: KENNETH M. WYNER.

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