March 29, 2013

Clark Begins Construction on Two Howard University Residence Halls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In February, Clark Construction Group began construction on two residence halls at Howard University. The buildings, located just south of the Howard University Library on 4th Street, NW, were awarded under a contract from Campus Apartments. The project development cost is $107 million.

The new residence halls will house approximately 1,360 beds in 700 units, including two-person semi-suites for students and independent apartment units for faculty and staff. At 4th and College streets, the project team will build a seven-story building with brick and metal façade accentuated by punched windows. The second residence hall, with similar exterior elements, will rise six stories along Bryant Street. The residence halls will include common lounges on each floor with laundry facilities, a game room, and a kitchen area on ground levels. Clark Foundations will perform the support of the excavation work on the project.

Both buildings are designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.

McKissack & McKissack of Washington, D.C., is the project architect. During this project, Clark will mentor Lanham, Md.-based Estime Enterprises, Inc., a minority-owned subcontractor. A engineer from Estime, a graduate of Clark's Strategic Partnership Program, will integrate with the project team and assume responsibility for several trades.

Completion is scheduled for August 2014.