On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the team went to the construction site of the future Suitland Senior. Suitland Senior is a senior development project consisting of 137 units in Suitland, Maryland. The development embraces new urbanism and the goals of mixed-use town centers. The building will soon face a town, which will encourage seniors to participate in civic and cultural activities. The building will provide many amenities to this future senior community, including social and medical services, many community rooms, especially on the upper-most level, and an outdoor roof garden.
Many members of the team haven’t seen the progress of this project since the schematic design stage, so it was an exciting visit. The team was able to see the bare structural core of the building, understanding the construction process, before dry-wall is applied and the building truly starts to come to life. The team was able to walk through the bare structural layout of the building, especially the units, and discuss the coordination of MEP systems in the building. They were also able to see the workers apply brick to the lower level, and then walk through the steel framed-first floor, and wood-framed upper levels.
“Being able to go to the construction site of Suitland Senior was a great experience. It is one thing to see the building on a page, but it is another to see it being built and the hard work and attention to detail that makes the buildings come to life. Seeing this project come to life, I am excited to see the development of this area and how it will bring a new life to Suitland and provide senior citizens with great opportunities.”
- Francesca Moschella, Architectural Intern
Along with the developers, Mission First HDC and Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority, and the builder, Bozzuto Construction, we are excited to see the continued progress of Suitland Senior and anxiously await the completion of the project!