The Kensington Reston
The Kensington Reston project included the demolition of an existing preparatory school and underground pool, and new ground-up construction of a senior living community. This new three-story retirement facility is a steel and concrete structure utilizing a structural steel column and beam system with a grade-level parking garage. The exterior is predominately cementitious shingle and lap siding, with a brick shelf surrounding the North and West face and stone veneer features. The facility houses residents in both assisted living and memory care areas. This new senior living community provides living space for seniors with apartment-style residential units, each featuring a bedroom, private bath, and closet space. Common areas such as dining areas, kitchens, cafes, and private outdoor courtyards and terraces were also constructed. Kensington Reston also features lounges, dining rooms, spas, and game rooms for the residents in both the assisted living and memory care areas of the building. Residential spaces are climate controlled using cooling pumps with gas-fired heat exchangers, and the building is 100% energy independent through two natural gas-powered rooftop generators that provide full power to the building in case of an emergency power outage.