Student Center | Georgetown University -- Washington, D.C.

45,000 SF | LEED Gold | great room | study rooms | smoothie bar | pub | meeting rooms | ballroom | music and dance studios | film studies theater | outdoor terrace
The Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University is an adaptive-reuse and renovation of an existing underutilized dining hall at the base of a six-story residence hall into a vibrant new university living room for undergraduate life. Inspired by the unique ‘Hoya Saxa’ (stones) identity of the student body of this Jesuit institution, the center creates a series of study and casual living spaces carved out of interior and exterior stone edifices. The ‘Saxa’ living wall is a stone clad landscaped wall that provides a natural biophilic character to the Great Room and is one of many sustainable design features that assist this project in achieving a LEED Gold certification. The Riverside Terrace is an outdoor landscaped area that extends the living space of the Great Room outdoors and overlooks the Potomac River.