GWU District House

An Effort in Preservation
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
The George Washington University
Architect: 
Contract Value: 
$100,000,000
Size: 
330,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2016

Located between 21st and 22nd Streets, NW, the District House is one of the 16 approved development sites in The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus Plan.

The property is occupied by the three existing residence halls, which are located within the boundaries of the Foggy Bottom campus historic district. Clark’s scope of work includes the selective demolition of these structures, as well as the preservation and restoration of the buildings historic façades, which will be incorporated into the new structure. Once demolition is completed, Clark will construct a new 12-story addition that connects to the existing façades.

The District House will provide more than 800 new beds, including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The project also will include ground-floor retail and two stories of below grade space for additional retail and student life space.

The District House is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.

Awards: 
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Underpinning, Foundations and Excavations
ABC of Metro D.C. Excellence in Construction Award – Excavation/Site Work
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