Strathmore Square is an arts focused residential community at Metro that inspires engaged, healthy living with Strathmore Music Center Rock Creek Park, and Metro, at our door.
With 2000 units enveloping a 1.2 acre “square” filled with performances, gardens, classrooms, and more, we are focused on wellness and “quality of life” at the highest level–nourishing mind, body and spirit through culture, connection, and exhilarating outdoor experiences. Together with our partners at Strathmore and WMATA, we are shaping a one-of-a-kind neighborhood in Bethesda.
The centerpiece of Strathmore Square will be a series of outdoor rooms within the central 1.2 acre civic green that include an outdoor stage, kiosks, play areas, gardens spaces for programming, festivals, and gatherings. More than activities, it is a place for connection and outdoor experiences.
With arts and learning a core part of our vision, Fivesquares is working with Strathmore Square to create a special hub for Strathmore’s Artists in Residence, intimate performances, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and galleries—all spilling into the “Square” and infusing the community with a unique flavor.
In the early stages of pre-development, it was important to us to give the neighborhood and commuters a taste of Strathmore Square–the magic of transit, music, and community. We created a temporary pop up activation over several weeks that transformed retired Metro Cars into kiosks featuring local vendors with food, crafts–and a temporary stage for music. Check out the news stories and video of our metro car pop up.