Two existing 1980’s office buildings in Alexandria received a Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) approval for conversion from office use to multi-family residential use. One of the key architectural challenges of the project is utilizing the existing components and materials of both buildings and introducing design elements to make both residential buildings. The adaptive use project yields 435 new residential units including 10 affordable units. The ground floor plaza level is redesigned to accommodate interior and exterior amenities for residents, such as private terraces, exterior “lounges”, and a lower level, exterior amenity area. The first lower garage level will include access to additional building amenities, rear terraces, which will include misting stations and a feature water wall, while the remaining four lower garage levels will remain as parking for residents and visitors.