Planning for the Future of Student Housing
Creating a More Vibrant Residential Campus
A key goal of Georgetown's master planning is to create a more residential, student-centered living and learning community on the main campus. A living and learning campus means building new residence halls, renovating existing residential spaces, and creating new opportunities for academic life, social life, and student programming.
The University is moving ahead on two projects to create more student housing and enhance student life on campus: renovation of the former Jesuit Residence in the historic quad and construction of the Northeast Triangle residence hall. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Georgetown will make temporary accommodations for residential space in the Leavey Center and in existing residence halls.
THE FORMER JESUIT RESIDENCE
Georgetown is renovating the former Jesuit Residence as a 148 bed residence hall. The renovation supports our master planning goals by rehabilitating the existing structure and providing undergraduate housing, while preserving and enhancing the sense of community and heritage on the historic Dahlgren Quad.
The renovation will create a variety of living spaces, including suites with kitchenettes and semi-suites with semi-private bathrooms. Some rooms will make use of high ceilings and loft-style floor plans.
The building will also feature study areas, Campus Ministry space, a large lounge hall, and a new exterior courtyard with activity space. The renovation will bring the former Jesuit Residence up to modern building codes, utilizing current sustainability standards while ensuring historic preservation. Building upgrades will ensure ADA accessibility, include installation of life safety systems, sprinkler protection, heat and air conditioning, refurbished windows, security, and network upgrades.
The University selected two firms with expertise working on historic campus architecture to design and renovate the former Jesuit Residence. Ayers Saint Gross, selected with meaningful student participation, is the architect for this project. Manhattan Construction, the firm that renovated Dahlgren Chapel, is the construction manager.
PROJECT TIMELINE: Interior demolition summer and early fall 2014; interior construction late fall 2014; completion fall 2015
PROJECT SIZE: 148 beds
THE NORTHEAST TRIANGLE RESIDENCE HALL
The Northeast Triangle residence hall is an 8-story building across from Reiss Science Building that will create suite-style housing for 225 students. The building will feature a green roof; a bike storage room; a redesigned walkway in front of the building with a new ADA accessible ramp from Red Square; new green space and outdoor activity space; and a ground floor with study space, meeting space, and program space that can open to the outside.
Data collected through the university’s master planning process showed heavy pedestrian traffic in the area and a need for both social spaces and a larger and more dynamic residential community. The Northeast Triangle will integrate the north part of campus into a more comprehensive housing strategy.
Sasaki Associates, the architects for the Northeast Triangle residence hall, worked closely with students and alumni through a series of open forums and small group meetings to design a building that will serve the university’s students and the campus community well into the future. Click here to see the latest designs.
PROJECT TIMELINE: Construction begins August 2014; Completion fall 2016
PROJECT SIZE: 225 beds
RENOVATING EXISTING residence halls
In addition to creating new spaces, Georgetown is committed to improving the quality of existing residential space over the next several years, including future renovations to Henle Village.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Georgetown will temporarily renovate two floors of the Leavey Center hotel as student residential space and make accommodations in existing residence halls (Village C, Copley, Southwest Quad, LXR, Village A, and Alumni Square) for additional capacity. These temporary accommodations will include conversion of larger common rooms into bedrooms and some double rooms into triple rooms. Most rooms will revert to prior use and occupancy after the 2015-2016 academic year.
PROJECT TIMELINE: Construction begins spring 2015; Completion fall 2015
PROJECT SIZE: 120 beds (Leavey Hotel); 105 beds (Existing residence halls)