Program Founded in 1997, the School of Public Health at this University has occupied space in various university buildings and several leased locations in and around its dense urban campus. This project, a signature new home for the School, was intended to create a singular identity to the general public and define a new campus edge. The program includes offices for academic departments and School administration, 15 general purpose active learning classrooms ranging in size from 20 — 75 seats, 3 auditoriums, a convening center with 4 meeting rooms and retractable walls for flexibility, and numerous student study, lounge and kitchenette spaces. A suite of laboratories and multipurpose spaces for the School’s exercise science department was also required. Site Description Located just blocks from the White House, the triangular site sits on Washington Circle, one of Washington DC’s iconic public spaces. The site is also bounded by New Hampshire Avenue and K Street, both grand boulevards in L’Enfant’s 1791 urban plan for the Capital, as well as 24th Street, which marks the site’s transition into the historic Foggy Bottom district. The site’s southern tip was preserved to expand and improve an existing neighborhood park.
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