Virginia center for innovative technology
Loudon County, VA
The Virginia Center for Innovative Technology is a 3 million square foot research and development facility located on 100 acres in Herndon, Virginia. Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA) designed the master plan in addition to the designing the access to the site and the interchange on Route 28.
Of the site’s 100 acres of rolling meadow, 65 acres are set aside for development purposes. The topography across the site rises 55 feet at its highest point from which there are commanding and unobstructed views towards Dulles International Airport and the Blue Ridge Mountains. As Governor Robb so aptly noted, this site is the gateway to Virginia and the Nation’s Capital.
The site’s access road was to be constructed as part of the enhancements to Route 28 and the interchanges along this artery, which runs north from Route 7 in Loudoun County to Route 66 in Fairfax County. Project approvals were granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Loudoun County Planning Commission, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the National Capital Planning Commission, and the Department of the Interior.