Workhouse Arts Center


This project is an adaptive reuse effort to convert the former D.C. Lorton Correctional Complex into an artist center and residential colony. The site includes an art center, artist colony and restaurant district, art gardens, central greens, and entry monumentation. Design scope includes schematic site design of the overall master plan layout, and detailed design development of streetscape and open space amenity areas employing LID (Low Impact Design) construction practices. 55 acre site, rezoned from ‘Residential-Commercial’ to ‘Planned Commercial Development.


Workhouse Arts Center Wins NAIOP Award

Workhouse Arts Center Celebrates its Grand Opening


Lorton, VA


Lorton Arts Foundation

Project Type


Phase I Complete in 2009, Phase II Ongoing