Location: Washington, D. C.
Project type: university judicial offices
Client: George Washington University
Programming, planning and design of university executive, administrative and judicial offices were provided to design spaces for judicial reviews, conferences and hearings. The project included renovation and historic restoration in three adjacent row houses. The space was configured to accommodate individual offices, accessible restrooms and special support rooms.
These historic structures are located in the heart of the George Washington University campus on I Street. Numerous challenges were presented in preserving this property. The historic building facades were preserved and fully restored, while the previously altered interiors were reconfigured and articulated with modern finishes to respect the context. Careful detailing was required to accommodate new mechanical systems and to develop an efficient functional interior layout within the restrictive proportions and structural systems.
The university and reviewers have commended the project as an excellent example of adaptive reuse that preserves historic buildings as well as the scale and texture of the neighborhood.