Washington, DC

New York University

Service Type

Project Type

75,000 SF

LEED Certification
LEED Gold Certification


2014 Virginia Society, AIA Merit Award, Excellence in Architecture

2014 NAIOP MD/DC Award of Excellence

NYU Washington DC is a 75,000 sf mixed-use academic facility in the downtown core of Washington, DC. The Center’s provides a semester study experience in Washington, DC for NYU College of Arts and Science majors in Politics, International Relations, Economics and Art History. Washington DC joins the list of cities, including Paris, Florence and Shanghai which will host NYU semester programs. NYU expects that approximately 125 NYU students will enroll at NYU Washington DC each semester.

The Center provides space for student living quarters; student life space; a large lecture hall that can also be used for events; small classrooms and seminar rooms; faculty and administrative offices; and additional remote space for visitors from other NYU schools and programs such as a the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, and for the Brennan Center for Justice.

Hickok Cole Architects’ design team sought to characterize the building as an institutional space thriving with public activity. A balcony runs along the building façade outside the reading room, visually separating the dormitories from the academic areas below. Six floors of dormitories feature four-person suites, provided with shading and privacy through an external screening system. The designers strove to create equitable living spaces despite the challenges of this narrow, 60’ wide site.

The building is LEED Gold Certified. Green Elements include a green roof, high performance glass, glass fins, and the building will offer no parking (all pedestrian and mass transit).

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