Project Highlight: Marymount University’s Ballston Campus

Previously, Marymount University selected the Shooshan Company to re-develop there Ballston campus. This process included a full demolition of Marymount’s existing building, moving to a swing-space just down the road for two years, and ultimately back onto the site in a brand new building designed by world renowned architect, Gensler.

Interview with Marymount University & Ballston BID

The Gensler Design Exchange Podcast recently interviewed Matthew Shank of Marymount University and Samantha Baker of the Ballston BID to find out how Marymount University built the future of urban campuses with it’s new Ballston mixed-use buildings developed by The Shooshan Company.

The Robert Ball Sr. Award

The Shooshan Company would like to congratulate the newest recipient of the Robert Ball Sr. Award, Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University. Thank you for your contributions to Ballston! As Inside Nova states: “The final event of the evening was the presentation of the Robert Ball Sr. Award to Dr. Matthew D. Shank, President of Marymount University, in recognition of his contributions to Arlington and his dedication to serving the community. Serving as Marymount’s… Read More

Ballston: 2014 vs. 2020

With the Arlington Connection’s recently published an article on the future of Ballston, “Ballston 2020: A look at the redevelopment plans across the west end of Arlington’s Metro corridor,” we thought it would be interesting to see where Ballston was 3 years ago in 2014 via another article from The Washington Post: “Where We Live: In Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood, variety is a fact of life.” Ballston has been growing steadily, but even in 2014, everything… Read More

The Rixey (1008 N. Glebe Rd.) Website Is Live!

The new Shooshan Company-developed apartment building, The Rixey, located at 1008 N. Glebe Rd. in Ballston, recently launched their website with all new information on the property: The website describes the neighborhood as “A vibrant community with historical roots, Ballston has become a thriving destination for culture, arts, dining, and enjoying nights out. Anchored by the Ballston-Marymount Metro Station, it’s a neighborhood that truly seems to have it all. Just steps away… Read More

How Trolleys Helped Ballston’s Development

In following our other blog posts on how salvaged pieces from The Blue Goose were used to create markers placed along the side of the Marymount’s new building, we are again covering some interesting history of Ballston. Did you know that the competition from trolleys helped further develop Ballston? Another sign posted along the path beside Marymount University is one titled “Trolleys Come to Ballston.” This sign reads: “Trolleys Come to Ballston… Read More

Starbucks Setting Up At Marymount University’s Newside

As reported by ARLnow, the new Marymount campus, Newside, recently put up signs for Starbucks which will open soon. Marymount University’s Ballston campus, formerly known as “The Blue Goose,” is set to officially open this month. The new buildings have much to offer and add to Ballston’s already impressive skyline. As ARLnow notes, “Marymount is using six floors of the nine-story office building on the site, with the other three floors available… Read More

A Brief History of the Ballston Metro Station

We recently wrote about the new Marymount campus at 1000 N. Glebe Road and how pieces of the original “Blue Goose” were salvaged to create markers with information about Arlington to surround the building. One of these incredibly interesting markers gives a brief history of the Ballston Metro station and how it came to be: This marker reads: Ballston Metro “The expansion of the Federal government and the increase of the population… Read More

Marymount University Celebrates New Ballston Campus

Marymount University’s Ballston campus, formerly known as “the Blue Goose,” recently celebrated the near-completed project with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. A few years ago, Marymount University selected the Shooshan Company to re-develop this Ballston campus, which included a full demolition of the existing building. Now, after only two years of operating out of a swing-space just down the road, Marymount University will return to the site in a brand new building designed by… Read More

Goodbye ‘Blue Goose’, hello to a new Marymount University building