Completed in 2003, Capital One’s 580,000-square-foot headquarters introduces urban sophistication into an area known for suburban sprawl. This sleek, iconic 14-story tower situated along the Capital Beltway represents the company’s emergence as a financial powerhouse. Its curved glass facade implies movement and provides a billboard for drivers passing on the highway. A two-story base greets visitors with public circulation and retail separated from the secure corporate zones. Column-free spaces on the upper floors allow for flexible planning. Sustainable building strategies include high performance wall systems, under-floor air distribution, water-reducing plumbing fixtures, and abundant daylight.