District House | George Washington University

The George Washington University’s District House represents the school’s vision to expand resources to serve the campus community as well as residents. The new mixed-use building will create a fully integrated residential and student community in the heart of the Foggy Bottom campus.

• The new 12-story residence hall is complicated by the retention, underpinning, and reuse of three historic building facades that flank the new structure.
• The approximately 370,000 total square foot project (250,000 square feet of residential space) is expected to accommodate up to 894 beds including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The project will also include ground-floor retail and two stories of additional retail and student life spaces below grade connected to the existing adjacent building structures.
• The building structure consists of cast-in-place concrete flat plate floor slabs with concrete shear walls founded on caissons.
• The Design-Assist project utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) and LEED Silver certification is anticipated.

The George Washington University’s District House represents the school’s vision to expand resources to serve the campus community as well as residents. The new mixed-use building will create a fully integrated residential and student community in the heart of the Foggy Bottom campus.

• The new 12-story residence hall is complicated by the retention, underpinning, and reuse of three historic building facades that flank the new structure.
• The approximately 370,000 total square foot project (250,000 square feet of residential space) is expected to accommodate up to 894 beds including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The project will also include ground-floor retail and two stories of additional retail and student life spaces below grade connected to the existing adjacent building structures.
• The building structure consists of cast-in-place concrete flat plate floor slabs with concrete shear walls founded on caissons.
• The Design-Assist project utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) and LEED Silver certification is anticipated.

CLIENT: Ayers Saint Gross Architects
LOCATION: Washington, DC

TYPE: Academic, Residential, SERVICES: Adaptive Reuse, Condition Assessment, Façade Assessment, Historic Preservation, New Construction, Restoration, MATERIALS: Concrete, Masonry, Steel, SUSTAINABILITY: LEED, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Renderings courtesy Ayers Saint Gross Architects. Last two photos courtesy of Clark Construction.

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