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George Mason University Breaks Ground on Digital Innovation Campus

Published 4/20/2022
George Mason University - Fuse at Mason Square
George Mason University - Fuse at Mason Square

George Mason University broke ground in April of 2022 on Fuse at Mason Square in Arlington, Va. Designed by EYP Architecture & Engineering, the $243 million facility will accommodate the Institute for Digital Innovation and graduate programs for the School of Computing. Seamlessly integrating academic, research, and commercial endeavors, the 345,000-sf building will drive collaboration among students, faculty, industry, and government partners to discover new solutions for the world’s grand challenges. Anchoring a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, the highly transparent structure will offer active-learning environments, informal interaction areas, and specialized lab modules for robotics, virtual reality, simulation, security, and data visualization. Corporate tenants will enjoy coworking venues and R&D labs that utilize an agile floor design to easily address team or project growth. Other amenities will include a double-height atrium with community seating, a 750-seat multipurpose theater, a below-grade parking garage, retail and dining options, and a public plaza. 

Fuse at Mason Square is being developed by Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate with Clark Construction Group as general contractor, OTJ Architects as commercial interior architect, and Newmark as leasing partner. Targeting LEED Platinum, Fitwel, and RELi certifications, the net-zero carbon facility will incorporate advanced mechanical and electrical infrastructure and a green roof. Completion is expected in 2025.

Organization Project Role
EYP Architecture & Engineering
Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Clark Construction
General Contractor