GIS Services Allow You to Understand What Belongs Where

VIKA Capitol GIS Services  We connect data with geography allowing you to understand what belongs where. Fully understanding your project data is only possible when you can see how it relates to other things in a geographic context.  Our GIS practice stores real world information as thematic layers that can be analyzed.  VIKA Capitol has a... Read More

Park(ing) Day Arrived

VIKA Capitol’s Landscape Architect Department’s design is in place and being utilized by the public! Today and moving forward we need to continue the dialogue about the use of/creation of urban public spaces. The space is located at 4820 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC. Come by for some Putt Putt or a game of Cornhole!!!... Read More

Preparing for Park(ing) Day

It doesn’t look like much now, but the VIKA Capitol Landscape Architecture Department is eagerly awaiting PARK(ing) Day here in the District. PARK(ing) Day is an event in which residents and businesses re-think how we use public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Come by and visit us at VIKA Capitol’s “Park”... Read More

DCALS Summer Banquet

VIKA Capitol’s own John Long, L.S. , the current president of the District of Columbia Association of Land Surveyors (DCALS), presided over the 2017 DCALS Summer Banquet on Wednesday June 14, 2017. The event included a presentation of the long-lost breweries of old DC and a discussion on the proposed continuing education requirements for professional... Read More

261 Unit Apartment Community in Northwest, DC

VIKA Capitol is proud to be the surveyor and civil engineer on the “5333 Connecticut Ave” project – a 261 unit apartment community in Northwest, DC. It was a pleasure working with the owner – Calvin Cafritz Enterprises and Architect – Eric Colbert & Associates on this project. This project also won 2016 NAIOP Award of Merit,... Read More

The Reserves at Dakota Crossing – Infrastructure is Complete

The Reserves at Dakota Crossing – The infrastructure is complete and paving is starting for this 118 unit townhouse & 236 unit multifamily building project in Northeast. Our office prepared the survey, landscape design, sediment and erosion control plans, utility plans, Stormwater management design, and civil site plans for this exciting project. Read More

Art Place at Fort Totten Quickly Nearing Completion

VIKA Capitol is proud to be the surveyor and civil engineer for this mixed use project near the Fort Totten Metro station in Northeast, DC. The Art Place at Fort Totten has ground floor retail, over 500 apartment units, rooftop pools & other interesting amenity spaces and is quickly nearing completion.   Read more about... Read More

Inspecting Stormwater Management Design

VIKA Capitol does surveying, landscape architecture, and civil engineering on a new construction, renovations, as well as additions to existing structures. We are currently inspecting our Stormwater Management (SWM) design of the courtyard bioretetion facility on a combination renovation/addition in NW, Washington. Read More

Geomatic Team use 3D Scanning to Verify World Record

National Geographic Kids worked on creating the world’s largest toilet paper roll sculpture in the shape of a rocket in order set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. The VIKA Capitol Geomatics Team used their 3D survey scanning equipment and expertise to calculate the volume of the structure for this record making event. Our measurements were... Read More

Construction in Spring Valley

Construction is now underway on a new commercial building site we designed in Spring Valley, Washington, DC on Massachusetts Avenue (right down the street from our office!). While not a huge project, it does incorporate green roof, bioretention, and permeable pavers into its deign. Read More

Bioretention Facility at St. John’s College High School

VIKA Capitol recently attended the grand opening of the new Cap Mona Student Center at the St. John’s College High School. This project included a new glass-enclosed student walk that links the center of the existing facilities and connects to the newly renovated outdoor patio building addition, student walkway, and courtyard area. We worked closely... Read More