George Washington University: Foggy Bottom Campus Master Plan

George Washington University: Foggy Bottom Campus Master Plan

Washington, DC
The George Washington University was facing a cap on its growth potential according to its most recent campus plan. Seeking a way to “grow up, not out,” the university sought assistance in visioning a new campus plan, one that could account for the space needed for future growth while providing unique new benefits for the community. The new plan takes a campus context that is surrounded by institutional neighbors to the east; Pennsylvania Avenue and the central business district to the north; institutional/governmental and residential neighbors to the south; and the metro station, historic Foggy Bottom district, and Georgetown to the west. It provides a new vision for a mixed-use “town center” with new retail opportunities, locations for mixed-use development, campus residential facilities, and academic buildings.

The plan offers a solution for the university’s necessary growth over the next 20 years to accommodate both its student housing and academic programming needs on the Foggy Bottom campus. It also offers significant tangible benefits to the campus and neighborhood community. Historic places are enhanced and preserved, highly valued open spaces are stabilized, and neighborhood and community assets and growth for the university is provided for in a predictable manner, which supports the vision for the next generation of campus students and faculty.

This project was completed by the Principals and staff of EE&K prior to merging with Perkins Eastman.
AWARDS
ULI Washington, 2016 Trends Conference Awards: Impact Award (2016)
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