Fuse at Mason Square

345,000 square feet for university R&D labs, classrooms, and offices, corporate innovation centers, incubators/accelerators, co-working facilities, collaboration and convening spaces, and retail.


Fuse at Mason Square will house a mix of university R&D and related education programs, as well as corporate innovation labs, incubators, accelerators, and co-working facilities, retail, a below-grade parking garage, and enhanced public spaces on the Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus). The Project will incorporate state of the art smart and green building technologies, as well as advanced cyberinfrastructure essential to advance the digital innovation goals of thousands of university, industry and community innovators who will use Fuse facilities. The Project should address sustainability goals including high performance energy criteria consistent with the goals of the Arlington County community.

Utilizing the site of the former Kann Department store, the Project will include approximately 345,000 gross square feet above grade and approximately 146,000 gross square feet of parking below grade, with a substantial completion date of May 2025. Mason anticipates using approximately 225,000 gross square feet leaving approximately 135,000 gross square feet for Developer uses.


Project Status

Phase 3

Project Highlights

Project Number: 247-18482
Project Type: New Construction
Campus: Mason Square
Project Phase: WD/Construction
Interiors Phase: Preliminary Design

Project Team

University Project Manager: Cathy Pinskey
Mason Innovation Partners (MIP)
Advising A/E:  Page/
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group


Construction Budget: $178M

Tentative Schedule

Design Start: April 1, 2021
Design Complete:
September 2022
Construction Start: January 3, 2022

Estimated Construction Completion Dates

Building Core and Shell: Summer 2024
Mason Fit Out: Summer 2025