Arena, Washington DC
The Capitol One Arena provides a state-of-the-art technologically advanced arena for NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, and other events ranging from concerts to the circus. The 245 million dollar facility includes 20,000 square feet of offices for the owner, restaurants, retail stores, a sports museum, parking for 400 vehicles on two levels, an underground connection to the Metro Station and 110 luxury suites to accommodate over 1900 pa- trons. In addition to having a major design influence on the building envelope, Devrouax & Purnell had a primary responsibility for the design and construction documents for the offices, parking, metro connection, and all luxury suites.
The two principal levels of suites are located at rows 19 and 38 allowing for excellent site lines close to the action. All suites contain a private restroom coat closet, media tower, two televisions, sink, refrigerator, ice machine, banquet service bar, and seating for at least 21 persons. The pallet of the suites includes blonde maple cabinets and side chairs using contemporary fabrics with mirrors and stainless steel as visual accents.
Seating 20,600 for basketball and 23,000 for concerts in a mixture of general admission, private club and suite seating, the arena is the most advanced professional sports venue of its kind.