Modera Mosaic

Fairfax, VA

Modera Mosaic is part of a five-building redevelopment of the Merrifield Town Center into a vibrant, pedestrian-focused, 31-acre mixed-use environment which includes 1,900,000 sf of retail, residential, and Class-A office space. Edens was the developer behind the newly named, Modera District that sites near the intersection of Gallows Road and Route 29 and is just a half mile south from the Dunn Loring Metro. The first phase of the redevelopment included over 350,000 sf of national and local retailers, an eight-screen art house cinema, 150-room boutique hotel and 75,000 sf of Class A office space. The second phase saw the addition of 112 luxury townhouses, 530 apartments, and 40,000 sf of retail. The challenge lay in executing an overall common vision while providing each building with its own identity and its interaction with the public realm.

Modera Mosaic is a mid-rise apartment community built atop ground-floor retail, with an above-grade parking structure for both residents and shoppers. It is an example of contemporary architecture served up with an urban twist—brick and metal exterior, residential-grade aluminum windows and hotel-inspired amenities in an open design. The facade organization helps to define the character of the building by regulating scale, massing and facade rhythms. Interaction between the different uses, experiential retail, residential, retail anchor, entertainment, office building and supporting parking. Street level activation, and interaction between the retail and the residential above, was an important consideration in the design. Flexibility is provided to allow free retail expression and store front design, a very important ingredient for a successful retail. Retail rules the ground level, however, residential requires a presence; an address. The latter is achieved through the unique expression of grand entrance lobbies that are the link to the public realm of retail and the private, residential world above.

Master Planning

Completed 2015

420,000 SF Residential
85,000 SF Retail
473 Apartments

IIIA Wood over Podium Construction