GWU South Hall

A Complex Site on an Urban Campus
Washington, D.C.
George Washington University
275,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 

South Hall is a 10-story, cast-in-place structure, which provides a total 195,000 square feet of residential space for 474 George Washington University (GWU) students.

Located on GWU's campus in Washington, D.C., South Hall contains 117 suites consisting of four single rooms surrounding a common area. The facility also includes an 8,000 square-foot penthouse and a 72,000 square-foot, four-level, below-grade parking garage with 180 parking spaces.

Despite an aggressive schedule on a constrained urban site within a fully-operating university campus, the project team was able to minimize disruption to neighbors and complete the South Hall project on budget and eight days ahead of schedule. 


The LEED Gold certified residence hall's sustainable features include a high-efficiency building envelope, abundant daylighting, white membrane Energy Star® high albedo roof, high-performance glazing, a high-efficiency central mechanical plant, Energy Star® appliances in all suites, and high-efficiency lighting in the parking garage. Extremely low-flow toilets and shower heads provide an estimated savings of approximately 20 percent per year.