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More Founders Square Info

Kellogg Brown And Root, the company that prefers to be known as KBR, has been awarded the contract to contribute to Founders Square—the mammoth development going in on Wilson Blvd over the next few years. The company announced in a press release that they will build The Place—a combination of a 17-story residential tower and ground level retail spaces located at 4000 Wilson Blvd. See the press release after the jump. [KBR]

Houston, Texas — March 29, 2012 — KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today The Shooshan Company awarded the KBR Building Group a contract to provide construction services for The Place at Founders Square.

The Place—a part of Founders Square—is an approximate 1.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use development in Arlington, Va., and is designed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

KBR Building Group will execute construction services for the 17-story, 238,060 square-foot residential tower, which will include design features such as a prominent curved window wall, a rooftop terrace with wood decking, two custom year-round spas, a resident-use bar and interior clubroom. Sustainable features include an energy efficient HVAC system, use of regional building materials, and water use reduction techniques for the building operations.

“We are excited to be a member of the Founders Square team and welcome another opportunity to help the Arlington community live up to its reputation as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business. We look forward to working with The Shooshan Company to deliver what will be an outstanding addition to the Ballston neighborhood,” said Philip Southerland, president, KBR Building Group.”

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