“We have a facility with 700-plus beds and two levels of parking containing 88 spaces,” says The George Washington University Executive Director of Facilities Roger Lyons. “It will have retail venues and a market on the lower level.”
The new student residence will be built on a vacant site bounded by 23rd Street, G Street and Virginia Avenue northwest and will be the first campus building visible to those traveling north on 23rd Street. Designed by Ayers/Saint/Gross of Washington, D.C., the facility will complement the surrounding neighborhood architecture with a facade featuring a traditional composition of brick, stone, and precast concrete.
Each of the 193 units will include a furnished living room, full kitchen and full bath off each bedroom. Residents also will enjoy a study lounge on each floor. Additional amenities include a community room, computer lab, and a 10,000-square-foot food court on the ground and lower level.
Tadjer Cohen Edelson of Silver Spring, Md. is serving as the structural engineer. The Engineering Design Group, Inc. of Washington, D.C. was awarded the mechanical/electrical design contract. The project is scheduled for completion and occupancy for the Fall semester of 2004.