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georgetown university arrupe residence hall landscape

georgetown university arrupe residence hall landscape

The Georgetown University residential life master plan identified a bold initial project: a major new residence hall and associated landscape strategy. Now open, the work capitalizes on the vitality of one of the strongest pedestrian corridors on campus, and incorporates 225 beds and active transparent student space on its ground floor that engage the activity outside. Given this integrated idea of interior and exterior, similar site flooring, lighting, and moveable furniture are used inside and out. The demanding storm water constraints and limited site infiltration area led to an innovative and integrated storm water quality system that incorporates extensive green roofs, permeable pavements, and a system of storage and infiltration below the courts. The project reinforces a key crossroads space, and will inspire future reinvestment in immediately adjacent academic and residential buildings.

DumontJanks team members led the development of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.