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School for International Service

Washington, DC United States

Quinn Evans Architects


Project Description

Transparency and equity were the core values that informed every aspect for the new School of International Service at American University. As a symbol of the school’s tradition of global service, the LEED Gold certified building provides a vibrant setting for teaching, research and public dialogue. The building features a multilevel, light-filled atrium which is the hub of this dynamic building. The concourse unites students, faculty, administration and staff in an energized shared commons, promoting transparency and face-to-face interaction.

Located on the University’s central quadrangle in a prominent location facing the surrounding urban neighborhood, the new state-of-the-art academic building frames an important entry point into the campus.


Project Details

School for International Service
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    Carl Elefante, Principal in Charge/Project Manager; James Thompson, Project Architect, Beth Barrett, Project Architect
  • Design Architect: William McDonnough + Partners 
  • Mechanical Engineer: GHT Limited 
  • Structural Engineer: McMullan Assocaites 
  • Fire Protection / Life Safety: Protection Engineering Group 
  • Civil Engineer: Delon Hampton & Associates 
  • Lighting Designer: Gary Steffy Lighting Design 
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    192,615 sq ft
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