• Location: Oakton, Virginia

Burgess & Niple served as civil design engineer for the renovation of the Oak Marr RECenter. Located on a 58-acre site, the center features an Olympic-sized indoor pool, spa, fitness and meeting rooms, indoor courts, and a diving complex.  The grounds surrounding the recreation center include a 9-hole golf course, driving range, miniature golf, and two synthetic turf fields.

The project’s 10,000-square-foot addition included an updated lobby and administrative area, a new and secure entrance, and a new, two-story fitness center. B&N provided the following services:

  • Relocation of the facility’s main entrance, redesign of the travel aisle/drop-off area serving the building entrance, and re-routing ADA access from the existing parking area to the building entrance.
  • Upgrade of utility connections, design of new roof drains into the existing stormwater management system, and site furnishing/landscape upgrade.
  • Geotechnical analysis, recommendations, and testing services.
  • Civil engineering for additional Low Impact Design (LID) facilities to improve overall site stormwater management/Best Management Practices (BMP), including a bioretention facility and soil amendments.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) design and template preparation for Sustainable Site
  • Credits to achieve LEED Silver Certification for the overall project.
  • Coordination with Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.
  • Civil design services and lighting design to add two synthetic turf fields to the park.

Fairfax County Park Authority and the design team received a 2015 Fairfax County Exceptional Design Honor Award from the County Board of Supervisors for recreational design excellence for the project.