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The University of the District of

Columbia Student Center

Washington, DC

The UDC Student Center creates a vibrant urban interface for the District of Columbia's university. Visitors are led to the main entry and grand stair across a patterned brick plaza. The building niche creates a garden with a branching pattern of walks and seating areas for study interspersed in layered native bioretention plantings. Sustainable practices integral to the building and site design such as rainwater for irrigation re-use, recycled and permeable materials, a 14,000sf green roof and geothermal heating contributed to the project attaining a LEED Platinum rating. 

(project completed while senior associate at Lee and Associates, Inc.)


2016 American School & University Citation

2016 Associated General Contractors of Washington Award of Merit

2017 Potomac Chapter ASLA Award of Merit

2017 Finalist Urban Land Institute Washington Real Estate Trends Awards

2018 Best in Class Brick in Architecture Award from the Brick Industry Association.

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