A new academic building is on the boards for Georgetown University's downtown law campus.
The 130-foot tall building will take the place of The Sarah and Bernard Gewirz Student Center at 120 F Street NW (map) on the university's Capitol Campus. The building will have five floors of academic space, four floors of office and clinic space, and a penthouse with a convening area.
"The first through fourth floors as well one below-grade floor are primarily composed of new classrooms, including one classroom that is sized to function as a moot courtroom," documents filed with DC's Zoning Commission stated. "The fifth through eight floors are primarily composed of office spaces for faculty as well as the Law Center’s clinics, which provide valuable real-world training for law students and direct access to legal services for many underserved District residents."
The design of the new building, from Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, includes a multi-story transparent base with the façade along 2nd Street consisting of a series of interlocking curves, and a curvilinear form on the northeast façade of the building. The facade will primarily be made of a glass curtainwall "punctuated by a regular pattern of metal vertical mullions as well as metal spandrel panels between each floor."
The project will go before the Zoning Commission in the coming months.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_new_academic_building_planned_at_georgetown_law_center/20962.
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