Facilities staff and contractors continue to advance design and construction projects across campus.  Mission critical maintenance and capital projects are always active; and those reviewing and overseeing them include project management staff in Capital Project Management (CPM), as well as subject matter experts in Planning and Design Management (PDM), Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO), Office of Campus Sustainability, and Environmental Health and Safety / Risk Management (EHS/RM).

Some highlights of our recently completed and on-going work are shown below.

  • Rendering of dining hall

    Garvey Hall

    Garvey Hall (approximately 34,823 gross square feet) provides expanded space for campus dining as well as a new home for the Center for Academic and Career Success.  The building was dedicated on December 5, 2022.  

    Design Team:  Perkins Eastman Architects

    Contractor:  Manhattan Construction

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    Conway School of Nursing and Campus Gateway at Michigan Avenue

    The new Conway School of Nursing building enhances and expands the school's footprint in a new, collegiate gothic style facility of over 101,710 gross square feet. This allows the school to double its enrollment over the next 5 to 7 years with state-of-the-art laboratory, educational, study, and research spaces.  The new facility, which targets sustainability goals of LEED-Gold and a Well Building Standard certification, received its Certificate of Occupancy in January 2024.  A new Campus Gateway and fountain revitalizes the University's main entrance at Michigan Avenue and University Drive. 

    The new facility opens for classes in the Fall Semester 2024.

     Design Team:  Ayers Saint Gross and Robert A.M. Stern Associates

    Contractor:  Clark Construction Group

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    West Campus Solar Project

    The 7.48 MWdc West Campus Solar Array will generate over 10,600 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.  A "Power-On" dedication ceremony was held June 3, 2024.  The array covers approximately 25 acres on the West Campus and is comprised of over 13,800 panels.

    The trees removed from the site during the project were repurposed.  The University used some of the mulch generated for the Community Garden and other campus areas.  Other trees were utilized by the District of Columbia to build benches and birdhouses, and also mulch for city parks and playgrounds.

    A new perimeter screen of trees and shrubs were installed outside the array fencing.  Plantings and shrubs in the perimeter zone as well as among the solar panels contribute to the site's stormwater management strategy as well as encourage the presence of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

    Development Team:  Optony, Inc. and Jenner & Block, LLP 

    Builder/Operator:  Standard Solar

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    Caldwell / Seton Accessibility and Infrastructure Upgrades

    Construction on accessibility and infrastructure upgrades for Caldwell Hall and its Seton Wing began in Spring 2022 and will be completed in Fall 2024.  The project includes a new elevator addition near the Chapel that will provide service to all levels of the Chapel as well as Caldwell Hall's main wing.  A second, new interior elevator will provide access to all levels of the Seton Wing.  The chapel will receive a new fire egress stair, central AC system, and restoration of significant historic fabric and interior components.  Public restrooms throughout the building will be upgraded with accessibility improvements and new finishes and fixtures.  The Monsignor Thomas Green Canon Law Library was created by reconfiguration of several spaces on Caldwell's third floor and completed in Spring 2024.  Finally, a new classroom was created on the first floor and finishes in the main public corridor have been revitalized and enhanced.  

    Design Team:  Voith & Mactavish Architects

    Contractor:  Consigli Construction

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    Pryzbyla Center -- "The Nest"

    Upon the opening of Garvey Hall, the existing Eatery in the Pryzbyla Center was decommissioned and construction began on "The Nest," a new hub for student organizations and activities, including a flexible performance and gathering space.  The space opened in Fall 2023.

    Design Team:  Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

    Contractor:  Whiting-Turner Construction

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    Pryzbyla Center -- Bookstore and Post Office

    Construction is currently underway to prepare spaces on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center for the Bookstore and Post Office.  The Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Monroe Street Market will close and the new Cardinal Shop in the Pryz will open in time for the start of the Fall Semester 2024.  The Post Office will relocate from the lower level of McMahon Hall to the Pryz at the same time.  The project also included relocation of the Office of Disability Services and Housing Services to the second floor of the Pryz as well as back-of-house reconfigurations in the loading and kitchen areas.

    Design Team:  Little Diversified Architectural Consulting; William H. Stablien Architects

    Contractor:  Whiting-Turner Construction; Merlino Construction

  • DuFour HVAC Upgrades

    Work is proceeding this summer to complete HVAC upgrades for the DuFour Center.  The existing chiller and cooling tower are being replaced and new, roof-top air-handling units will be installed to provide year-round HVAC, temperature and humidity control in the gymnasium.

    Design Team:  Cox Graae Spack

    Contractor:  MCN Build

  • North Campus Diamond Project

    Design is complete on the second phase of the Diamond Project, which will provide turf and stormwater management improvements for the ball fields.  

    Design Team:  SmithGroup

    Contractor:  TBD

  • O'Boyle Hall Upgrades and Alterations

    Work continues in O'Boyle Hall to provide Fire/Lifety, Infrastructure, and Accessibility upgrades.  A renovated suite for the Anthropology department in the basement west wing was completed in August 2023.  Renovations are now underway for the rest of the basement level for Psychology labs.  A new campus water main for fire protection was installed in Spring 2024.  

    Design Team:  Millenium Design Architects

    Contractor:  Whiting-Turner

  • McMahon Hall Alterations

    Renovations are wrapping up in Suite 209 for the Early Christian Studies Library.  Construction is underway on McMahon's lower level for the relocation of the English Department from Marist Annex.  The Post Office will move out of McMahon and into the Pryzbyla Center in late Summer 2024.