About the Hargrove Headquarters

 Legendary Architecture and Expansive Capabilities

Hargrove is headquartered on a 77-acre site just east of the Capital Beltway and minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Hargrove’s 365,000 square-foot facility is a show­case for creative design, quality fabrication and an expansive warehouse.

Building Originally Home to VW

The building, originally home to the Volkswagen (VW) Mid-Atlantic headquarters, was designed by the legendary Mills, Petticord and Mills of Washington, DC and its style is reflective of the era with sleek lines and modern aesthetic. Image: building in 1966, credit: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens (Collection Name)

Architecturally Significant

Upon the building's opening, The Washington Post’s art and architecture critic raved about the interiors and Japanese gardens. An January 9, 1966 article said that upon entering the building, "you'd think you were entering a sedate art museum." Image: gardens in 1966, credit: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens (Collection Name).

Heralded Landscape

The gardens were designed by Ethelbert Furlong, a celebrated landscape architect. His work for VW received the 1966 Industrial Landscape Award presented by Lady Bird Johnson. Images: gardens in 1966, credit: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens (Collection Name)

Spiral Staircase Focal Point

The interior of the building features a suspended spiral staircases (one of only two in existence at the time in the U.S.) The offices were originally outfitted with Knoll and Herman Miller furniture.

Hargrove Headquarters Minutes from Downtown DC

The building has been home to the Hargrove team since 1997.

Largest Carpentry Shop on East Coast

A 35,000 square foot fabrication shop houses 35 woodworking, metalworking and plastics production work stations. The work is led by talented craftsmen who build the sets, props, exhibits, furniture and displays.

Expansive Capabilities

A gifted group of painters and sculptors specialize in bringing décor to life in our state of-the-art spray booth.

Ongoing Technology Investments

Continual investment in technology is a priority to manage the company’s ongoing growth.

Legendary Warehouse

Hargrove’s legendary warehouse is home to a vast inventory of décor, props, equipment and furniture.