Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

2013 | Washington, DC

  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Atrium Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Exterior Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Entry Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Student Commons Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Screen wall Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Auditorium Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Terrace Bruce Damonte
  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Office Space Bruce Damonte

Georgetown University’s rapidly growing School of Continuing Studies elected to consolidate their off-campus programs into a single location in downtown Washington, DC. STUDIOS guided Georgetown with an extensive site search which resulted in the decision to take over a large space in a commercial office building that was formerly occupied by a television studio. The program includes a variety of classrooms and offices.

The building’s unusual spaces allowed STUDIOS to interject a four-story atrium with a central communicating stair that serves as a central link to all classrooms and offices. To create a stronger entry and to link the inside / outside spaces, STUDIOS developed extensive base building modifications which allow daylight into the building – STUDIOS replaced the windowless facade with a two-story glass curtainwall that gives Georgetown an instant presence in the neighborhood.

STUDIOS also designed the conversion of a large studio into a tiered auditorium that can be used as a classroom, lecture hall, or meeting space. To accommodate additional programmatic needs, the project includes specialized spaces such as an alumni center, faculty rooms and study spaces.

Awards

  • 2016

    AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture

  • 2015

    AIA DC Award of Excellence in Interior Architecture

  • 2014

    SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture, Merit Award

  • 2016

    ULI Washington Trends Award, Excellence in Institutional Development

  • 2014

    NAIOP Maryland/DC Award of Excellence, Best Renovation/Adaptive Re-use

  • 2013

    DowntownDC BID Landmark Development Project