Our projects are handled by in-house professionals (architects and project managers) but sometimes require the assistance of external design and construction consultants. All projects must be pre-approved by the department’s business manager and campus’ CFO prior to initiation. Project Administration provides assistance with the creation of the order of magnitude budgets to accompany a department’s desired scope and schedule. Once a project is defined, project administration costs are charged to each project to support project managers and contract staff whose salaries are soft-funded.
Main Campus Projects
Gaston Hall has a decorative wood ceiling, including the underside of the balcony, detailed with wood components including coffers and a tongue and groove board accent. The balconies, as designed, are supported by mortise and tenon joints at large wood bracket frames. Further, the balconies are cantilevered from the exterior stone wall on the North and the masonry wall on the South by wood girders and iron rods, and by two timber columns on the East side. The scope of this project includes repairing cracking wood and separating joints in column brackets and corbels at center timber columns supporting the balcony on the East side, adding structural steel rods and/or custom steel hardware per approved design as well as minor aesthetic and electrical work. The process will also involve the careful removal of necessary decorative millwork to access structural members to be added and/or replaced along with Reinstalling existing decorative millwork exactly as found to resemble the original.
East: This project includes deferred maintenance upgrades and common space improvements as well as a sleeping room and restroom improvements. Village C, a three-tower, 155 room residence hall approximately 80,000 SF of impacted interior residential living will have existing two-pipe cooling and heating distribution system converted to a four-pipe system. The project will provide new plumbing fixtures in residential bathrooms and new water filling stations in hallways as well.
West: This project includes deferred maintenance upgrades and common space improvements as well as a sleeping room and restroom improvements. Village C, a three-tower, 199 room residence hall approximately 100,000 SF of impacted interior residential living will have existing two-pipe cooling and heating distribution system converted to a four-pipe system. The project will provide new plumbing fixtures in residential bathrooms and new water filling stations in hallways as well.
Project Manager: Cornelius Weaver
This project will install one cross that was removed from the Healy roof and move it into the garden area of the Leavey terrace. The project also includes adding several benches nearby. This is part of a fully funded gift.
This set of projects includes renovations to Copley Hall (kitchens, stairs, dorm rooms), Henle Hall (laundry room), LXR Hall (flooring replacement) and the Hoya Townhouses (roofing and waterproofing).
This project will provide a barrier-free, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) compliant entry to White-Gravenor. The design meets historic preservation guidelines.
This project includes a new facility on the west side of Cooper Field. The new spectator stands will accommodate about 3,000 people. Above the stands, there will be a new press box with elevator access. Visiting and home team gameday locker rooms, restrooms and a small concessions area will be added under the stands, along with a storage area for field equipment. Landscaping enhancements around the facility will also be made.
As of 9/23/2020, building construction is 99% complete with some long lead finishes scheduled for the next few weeks. Site work is 90% complete with landscaping and hard scape remaining. Teams are getting ready to order furniture and equipment shortly. The target for first use is the spring 2021 semester.
High Priority Deferred Maintenance (HPDM) renovations began in Alumni Square in the summer of 2017. This work addressed 90 units in the West and South buildings including system improvements and architectural upgrades in addition to new windows and blinds. In the North building, the scope includes the new kitchen, bathroom, and flooring in 15 apartment units. Work concluded in the summer of 2018 when the scope will be fully executed in the South Building, and partially executed in the North Building. Improvements outside of student units include stairway finishes and lights; laundry room window improvements; and exterior door, stoop, and railing repairs. Additional design scope will be required to remove the built-in bed and desk furniture and provide campus standard furniture in bedrooms.
Project Manager: Cornelius Weaver
The scope of work and goals of the Master Utility plan are to prepare a plan for the expansion of main campus utilities in support of the Medstar Hospital Pavilion project. Medstar estimates the new facility will require 2,000 tons of chilled water cooling capacity and 40,000 lb/hr of additional steam. The study will determine which equipment to replace within the plant given limited footprint, review of utility services and returns throughout campus including chilled water, steam and condensate return, electric and domestic water, and identification of high-risk infrastructure areas. Modeling of the steam system and hydraulic analysis of the chilled water loop will be performed to determine capacity in existing infrastructure to support future loads.
Project Manager: Cornelius Weaver
Relocation of utilities including steam, chilled water, gas, electrical, telecommunications and stormwater as needed to support increased loads for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s new surgery pavilion. Provide a new connecting road beginning at Entrance #4 to West Road and continuing east, south of Preclinical Science to the Lombardi Circle. The new roadway will include large retaining walls between Lombardi and Shaw Field. The roadway scope will create a safe and pleasant pedestrian pathway between Lombardi Circle and the Medical Center. Lombardi Circle will be widened to accommodate the GUTS bus turnaround entering and exiting from West Road.
The renovation of the Cowardin Chapel of St. William and the Copley Crypt Chapel, both in Copley Hall, is critical to ensuring that both remain viable worship and gathering spaces, as they have been since 1932. To prevent further degradation to the cast stone walls and historic Guastavino vaulted ceilings in Copley Crypt, as well as the decorative millwork in St. William, the scope of work for this project includes stained glass window repair and masonry and stone restoration. Replacement of the stone floor, HVAC and electrical upgrades, along with enhanced lighting will also be included. All building code deficiencies, including repair and improvement to accessible routes and entries to both spaces, will be addressed.
This project converted the former black box space on the lower level of Walsh into a new art gallery. A glass entry foyer on the southwest corner of the building was added along with upgrades to the existing Walsh lobby immediately adjacent to the gallery. Concurrently the elevator was replaced and the Spagnuolo Gallery was renovated. The gallery has opened and will primarily focus on global contemporary art, but also aims to incorporate historical works in future exhibitions, sparking new dialogues across time.
Medical Center Projects
The project placed three pergolas on the podium of the Preclinical Science Building, near the Dahlgren Memorial Library. This project was realized thanks to a generous donor gift. The pergola designs are based on those of the Regents Hall pergola.
This project includes design upgrades and repairs to correct water infiltration into the building at the roof edge and walls. Work will be done in phases as funding allows. The first phase of the project will be done on the north elevation of the east side.
The CTLS is a one-of-a-kind global partnership in legal education, encompassing students and faculty from 23 world-class law schools. The project relocates the CTLS program from their current footprint in Swan House into approx 3,400 square feet of newly leased space, Bush House at the historic King’s College, London, UK. The relocation involves building out the new space with a classroom, meeting space, and faculty offices.
This project includes road paving, headstone repair, and miscellaneous beautification upgrades.
Georgetown University (GU) has an opportunity to consolidate programs from the Harris building into 2115 and rebrand the building into a GU signature building. Additionally, this initiative has the opportunity to consolidate leases resulting in a potential substantial amount per year reduction in lease costs.
Secondly, In order to reduce Georgetown’s real estate footprint, the University plans to implement the “Office Workplace of the Future” initiative. This initiative will include the use of developed space standards and modern workplace strategies to maximize space efficiency. The design and construction of a modern workplace may closely resemble spaces utilized by peer institutions as well as leading private corporations. It is anticipated that a sizable overall reduction of the University’s real estate footprint is probable with the consolidation of lease space to the single building.
The design will include relocation of offices from the Harris Building to 90,000 rentable square feet at 2115, including UIS, GUMC, University Services and GMS Core Team. Reprogramming and renovation of approximately 70,000 rentable square feet of current leased space in 2115 will occur for offices including Human Resources, Benefits, and Advancement. The University is in early negotiations with the Landlord/Owner. Design services are needed prior to the execution of the lease to validate costs for tenant improvements, and to manage schedule risks.
Project Manager: Lenn Robinson
Law Center and Capitol Campus
This project is phase one of a series of projects to address space needs for the Law Center. The scope and goals of phase one are to adjust existing spaces in the Williams Library to accommodate services and the collections of former professor John Wolff, currently being housed in Hotung. The renovation will include building out offices, oversee the installation of compact shelving and shifting of collections in Hotung (Wolff) and Williams with the goal to fit all into a single building. Offices are being constructed of on Williams two and three to accommodate the staff of both libraries.
Project Manager: Brian Barger
The newly acquired property will help the University expand its presence on Capitol Hill, bringing new opportunities to students, faculty, and staff across its campuses. 500 First Street is envisioned as a collaboration and convening space for Law Center and McCourt School of Public Policy centers and institutes. The renovation of the building will provide space for offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms; creating opportunities for collaboration on innovation policy solutions across fields including health, climate, technology, and human rights. The building will also be the home for The Capitol Applied Learning Lab (the CALL), a new signature program, offering a one semester’s downtown residence, credit-bearing internships, and unique mentoring and networking opportunities. The project involved the interior renovation of ~120,000 GSF over nine floors and was delivered in the fall of 2020.
The new residence hall will occupy the current Gonzaga College High School Parking Lot, approximately 1-1/2 blocks northeast of the Law Center Campus. A mix of approximately 470 undergraduate, graduate, SCS, and law students will reside in the apartments (studio, 1, 2- and 4- BRs), with residential minister, faculty in residence and a hall director. The ground floor of the Project has ample glazing onto H Street and will include approximately 4,200 square feet of university space, approximately 1,980 square feet of retail space, and building management and support space. The residence hall ties into the greater development and options for students including The Call program; offering a focus on the nation’s capital. Sustainable design elements include solar hot water, photo voltaic panels and storm water retention with controls for student engagement and experiential learning.
Project Manager: Bridget Ahmad
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
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The proposed plan more than doubles the existing green space, providing for open, attractive landscaping that offers the immediate community an appealing and charming setting. Surface parking will be relocated below-ground to maximize the landscaped area and improve the pedestrian experience.