christopher worked with Gensler and University Hotel Partners LLC (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Concord Eastridge) on this design/build PPEA project that designed and constructed the George Mason Inn and Conference Center (now the Mason Global Center), a six-story hotel and event space. The work also included a new entrance to the GMU campus from Route 123 (Ox Road), an underground parking garage, surface parking and an entry plaza.
christopher and the team provided extensive coordination between the University and the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, the DEQ and VDOT to ensure the project progressed on time and remained within budget. Design plans were submitted and approved by VDOT for the road improvements within the right-of-way and also to the necessary utility companies regarding the fiber optic lines that run along Ox Road.
In addition, christopher provided traffic control plans, erosion and sediment control, extensive site design, civil design and survey services. The project received a Silver LEED Certification and the DBIA National Design-Build Award in the Commercial (mixed-use) category.
In August 2014, the George Mason Inn was converted into the Mason Global Center, a 270-unit international student housing facility.
christopher consultants has successfully completed over 500 task orders at George Mason, through a term contract as well as individual projects.