Buchanan Partners, one of the top commercial developers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is the developer of Arcola Center. Since its 1998 founding, Buchanan Partners has developed a portfolio of over three million square feet of commercial property and has acquired, planned or developed over 1,600 acres of commercial land. Buchanan has been at the cutting edge of commercial development in fast-growing Loudoun County, with pace-setting projects such as Lakeside, which won several top commercial development awards before commanding a record-setting sales price in 2005. Other Buchanan developments in Loudoun County include Loudoun Tech Center, Dulles Trade Center, Dulles 606 Retail Center, the Loudoun Flight Simulator, Euclid Business Center, 1501 Moran Road, Riverbend, Cascades Business Park, and Ridgeview. After spearheading commercial development in the Route 7 and Route 606 corridors, Buchanan Partners is proud to have a major role in the creation of Arcola Center as a Route 50 “gateway” to eastern Loudoun County and the entire Washington metropolitan area. For more information, see the company’s Web site at





Bank of America is providing land development financing for Arcola Center. One of the world’s largest financial institutions, Bank of America provides financial and advisory services to leading corporations, institutions, and government agencies across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, see the company’s Web site at


Land Planning, Architecture, And Design


Barry Dunn & Associates, P.C., of Alexandria, Virginia is the architectural firm designing Arcola Center’s office buildings. Established in 1981, the firm offers architecture, planning, and interior design services to clients throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Barry Dunn & Associates has experience in a wide variety of projects ranging in size and complexity from large multi-use complexes to small interior spaces. The company enjoys a long-standing working relationship with Buchanan Partners.


Lessard Group, Inc. of Vienna, Virginia, the largest residential design firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is working on residential land planning and architecture for Arcola Center. Lessard Group works throughout the United States and employs more than 150 international professionals. Its award-winning projects include designs for low, mid- and high-rise multi-family housing, town homes, single-family residences, neo-traditional and urban infill projects, historic waterfront developments, active adult communities, and commercial developments. For more information, see the company Web site at


Lewis Scully Gionet, Inc.  of Vienna, Virginia provides award winning master planning, environmental assessment, landscape architecture, site design and construction documentation to both private and public sector clients.  LSG has completed many distinctive projects in the Washington Metropolitan area and throughout the eastern seaboard.  The acclaimed portfoliooo of LSG reflects a vibrant mix of settings that inspire and celebrate connections between people and the natural environment.

Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates, PC of Falls Church, Virginia has been charged with designing Arcola Center’s flex/office space. The company works throughout the Mid-Atlantic area and has designed many of Buchanan Partners’ office/flex projects. Founded in 1988, Morgan Gick offers architecture, interior design, urban design, and planning services. For more information, see the company Web site at




christopher consultantsChristopher Consultants, Ltd.

of Fairfax, Virginia specializes in civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and land planning services in the design of residential, retail, office, transit, industrial, and municipal projects. Christopher Consultants has worked on large-scale communities involvement in projects in Georgia, West Virginia, New York, and Arizona, in addition to its Washington metropolitan area base. For more information, see the company Web site at


Economics Research Associates of Washington, D.C. is conducting economic studies for the Arcola Center project. Since its founding in1958, ERA has completed over 15,000 assignments in land use economics. Its projects span the globe and range from repositioning single land uses to the development of New Towns phased over 30 years. For more information, see the company Web site at

Urban Engineering & Associates, Inc. of Annandale, Virginia is providing its civil engineering and land planning expertise to the retail component of Arcola Center. Urban Engineering offers civil engineering, transportation engineering, landscape architecture, land planning, and surveying services to both private and public sector clients throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. For more information, see the company Web site at


Bowman Consulting Group, of Leesburg, Virginia creates working communities by providing a comprehensive array of planning and engineering services. In addition to their leading edge technical expertise, they command in-depth knowledge of local building and development regulations, and have extensive and longstanding relationships with key decision makers in all the areas they serve.

Legal Services


Cooley Godward, one of the nation’s oldest and largest law firms with offices throughout the U.S., is providing counsel to the Arcola Center development team through its Land Use and Zoning Practice located in Reston, Virginia. This Practice represents major developers and national, regional, and local businesses in all facets of land use, including office, retail, hotel, industrial, mixed-use, residential, entertainment, telecommunications, and large master-planned communities. For more information, see the company Web site at




Colliers International is leasing the multi-story office buildings at Arcola Center.  Colliers International has multiple offices in the Greater Washington area, providing real estate transaction and management services to clients from Baltimore, MD through Richmond, Virginia.  The resources of one of the world's largest commercial real estate firms back teh company's professionals.  These resources combined with the office's in-depth research information and cutting-edge technology enables Collier's professionals to offer their clients the highest level of service in the industry.


KLNB Retail provides leasing, investment sales and land sales services to shopping center owners and retailers, primarily in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company features more than 20 full-time proffesional in three full-service offices in Towson, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland and Tysons Corner, Virgina. KLNB Retail is supported by in-house marketing research capability that tracks and reports activity in the mid-Atlantic region.



Branding, Outreach, And Communications


eROI, Inc. of Portland, Oregon is managing Arcola Center’s branding, identity, and Web site. The company specializes in e-marketing and email database management, offering its own award-winning email marketing software enabling clients to build, send, and track emails. The company also offers an e-commerce and event registration software platform. For more information, see the company’s Web site at


Development Consultants & Engineers