The Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic District, which opened in September 2012, is a ground-up, 75,000 sq. ft., two-story plus mezzanine mixed-use building comprising an eight-screen cinema and 30,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant shell space. The building is a key element in a mixed-use development in Fairfax County, Virginia undertaken by private developer EDENS. ARC Engineering designed MEP systems for both the core and shell of the base building and the interior-design/tenant fit-out scope for Angelika.

ARC finessed the inherent challenge of integrating brand new core and shell while designing future pathways and infrastructure systems, taking into account the acoustically sensitive 2nd floor theatre environment and anticipated needs of ground floor restaurants and retail spaces. Noteworthy was ARC’s systems implementation in their entirety from California, without a single side trip to Virginia, a feat owing essentially to their expert, precise designs, communication and coordination with EDENS, architects House & Robertson and contractor LF Jennings.