SL 06-070


George Washington University
F Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets
United States

D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
George Washington University – Square 80 Residence Hall
New ten-story dormitory building
Review Type


Dear Ms. O'Neil:

In the meeting of 20 April, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the concept for a proposed ten-story residence hall to be located on the 2100 block of F Street, NW (SL 06-070). The Commission preferred the alternative proposing multiple brick colors and commented that the potential overuse of precast concrete would cheapen the design. The Commission members suggested a more complex integration of the various brick types to avoid the creation of a strong datum line on the façade. They also requested additional study of the top of the building to relieve the heaviness of the proposed roof and cornice; they also suggested further refinement of the ramp in relation to the main entrance.

Please submit the project for a revised concept review when ready. If you have any questions, the staff is available to assist you.


Thomas Luebke, AIA

Alicia O'Neil, Project Manager
The George Washington University
Office of the Executive Vice President
2121 I Street, NW
Suite 701
Washington, DC 20052

cc: Chris Graae, Cox, Graae & Spack Architects
Andi Adams, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman