Howard University Residence Halls

Transforming Washington, D.C.'s 4th Street Corridor
This neighborhood-style development creates a strong sense of community for students and promotes collaborative opportunities across the University.
Barbara Griffin, Vice President for Student Affairs, Howard University
Washington, D.C.
Campus Apartments
McKissack & McKissack
395,600 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver (targeted)

The two residences halls located on the historic campus of Howard University in northwest Washington, D.C., contain a total of 699 units with 1360 beds.

The first building is seven stories and features a brick and metal façade accentuated by punched windows. The second resident hall, with similar exterior elements, is six stories high. The residence halls include common lounges on each floor and laundry facilities, a game room, and a kitchen area on ground levels. Both buildings are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The unit types consist of two-person semi-suites for students and independent apartment units for faculty and staff. Amenities in the new residence halls include study lounges on each floor, laundry facilities, multi-purpose rooms, a residence life office, and a community game room.

Clark Foundations performed the support of the excavation work on the project.

With a goal of attaining LEED Silver certification, the residence halls contain vegetated green roofs, bicycle racks, and several other design innovations that capture University’s goals to become more sustainable.