Living The High Life

Living The High Life

Pierce at the Highlands

Towering 26 stories high, Pierce is designed for the most discerning buyer. With 104 light-filled condominium residences, upscale finishes, a collection of commissioned artworks, and unparalleled services and amenities, Pierce sets the standard for luxury living in Arlington and the greater DC region.

Pierce’s striking exterior showcases a bright and airy white structure, dubbed The Lantern, nestled in a contrasting volume of dark, Roman brick that gently steps back as the tower rises to respect the required design guidelines and pedestrian experience. A third-floor green space above the development’s retail component creates separation between Pierce and its neighboring residence Cortland East while lending to the streetscape activity below.

Residents enter a grand lobby with a materiality and color palette inspired by the Potomac River. An elegant custom sculpture ripples through the lobby ceiling, guiding visitors toward a marble reception desk. A custom-commissioned art program contributes to the luxurious experience, providing original works by local female artists throughout public spaces.

In addition to 24-hour concierge service, Pierce residents enjoy exclusive amenities including a pet spa, reserved underground parking with EV charging stations, and a boutique yoga studio overlooking a double-height fitness facility with views of the nearby park. A 26th-floor entertainment lounge offers a catering kitchen and access to a private rooftop terrace with a fireplace, grilling stations, and dining space.

Hi, Neighbor

Because Pierce is connected to neighboring Cortland East at the top floor, residents can make use of the apartment community’s landscaped rooftop and resort-style pool anchored by a two-story mosaic extending Pierce’s sophisticated, artistic vibe outside.

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Upscale units range from 1,100 to 2,000+ SF, and include private, room-sized balconies with premium views, designed for a memorable dining experience. Fifty percent of units enjoy private elevator access and all feature full-sized laundry rooms, Italian-designed kitchens with oversized islands, and heated bathroom floors. Cohesive finishes throughout allow residents to combine adjacent units by removing separating walls.

The LEED Gold-certified building’s outdoor amenities feature energy-efficient lighting fixtures with timer controls to reduce light pollution and light-colored pavers to decrease urban heat island effect temperatures.

55% Less

water required for landscaping than typical similarly-sized versions

13M Gallons

of water saved by low-flow plumbing annually

1,647 t

of GHG emissions saved by high-performance strategies

Sales Leader

An instrumental sales center–featuring state-of-the-art technology, a touch screen presentation showcasing 360-degree building views, a building-scale replica, and a model unit–helped potential buyers envision their life at Pierce 18 months before delivery.


1555 Wilson Boulevard
Rosslyn, VA


Pierce Highlands, LLC


GC: Whiting-Turner Contracting
Landscape: Lee and Associates Inc.


252,828 SF
Units: 104


Lifestyle, Multifamily


ENERGY STAR-Certified Appliances