Payden Academic Center

A Facility for 21st Century Teaching & Learning
Washington, D.C.
Trinity Washington University
80,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Certified (targeted)

This design-build project included the construction of a four-story educational facility complete with classrooms and teaching laboratories for Trinity’s growing undergraduate and graduate programs.

Clark constructed the facility to match the signature architecture of the campus. The academic center’s façade is comprised of precast and stone, and its roof is covered in terra cotta tiles. The team fit out the interior spaces for several student study lounges, a small lobby cafe, and faculty offices. Additionally, the building features nursing and health assessment laboratories, as well as chemistry, biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology laboratories.

The project team also demolished the existing science building, making way for a new surface parking lot.

In addition to construction operations, Clark was responsible for zoning and permit approval process, utility coordination, inspections and testing, as well as furniture, fixtures, and equipment installation.