GWU District House

An Effort in Preservation
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
The George Washington University
Architect: 
Contract Value: 
$106,000,000
Size: 
330,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2016

Located between 21st and 22nd Streets, NW, the District House is one of 16 development sites in The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus Plan.

The property, located within the boundaries of the Foggy Bottom campus historic district, was previously occupied by three residence halls. Clark’s scope of work included the selective demolition of these structures, as well as the preservation and restoration of the buildings' historic façades, which were incorporated into the new structure. Once demolition was complete, Clark constructed a new 12-story addition connected to these façades.

The District House provides housing for more than 800, including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The structure also includes ground floor retail and two stories of below grade space for additional retail and student activities.

The District House is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.

Awards: 
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Underpinning, Foundations and Excavations
ABC of Metro D.C. Excellence in Construction Award – Excavation/Site Work
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Cast-in-Place Concrete

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