Campus Master Plan
Washington, DC, 2000
The Campus Master Plan for Georgetown University's main campus is intended to provide a physical plan for the University's future and to outline an architectural and landscape design vocabulary reinforcing the best elements of Georgetown's image. The quantitative parameters of the University's Bicentennial Masterplan of 1989 have been carefully followed; this study, however, proposes changes at once new and yet fundamentally consistent with the historic pattern of Georgetown's campus.
The Master Plan proposes a pattern of future development based on the extension of the Georgetown Community's gridiron plan and the return to a tradition of academic quadrangles. It reorganizes and clarifies the pattern of campus roadways and pedestrian paths and proposes clear and affordable strategies for the resolution of the University's parking and servicing problems. The Study proposes the acquisition of a satellite athletic campus and makes specific site planning and building design proposals aimed at adding over 1.5 million square feet of new buildings on campus while building upon the campus's unique architectural identity for Georgetown University.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects served as Design Architect for the recently-completed Southwest Quadrangle project, a $168 million first phase of construction, including three residence halls, a 1200 seat dining hall, a 75 room Jesuit Community Residence designed by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, an 800 car underground parking structure, a fuel cell bus facility, a centralized materials management facility and a redesign of the campus' south entrance.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects also worked with Georgetown University on programming and concept design studies for a 21,000 square foot non motorized boathouse on the Potomac River, and a 170,000 square foot new biology and chemistry building.