Georgetown University 55 H Street Student Housing


Washington, DC




230,000 SF


Georgetown University


Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Elkus Manfredi Architects


© Peter Aaron/OTTO

55 H Street is a 12-story student housing building for Georgetown University, located near the downtown and law campuses of Georgetown. A living green wall greets you as you enter the building. Traditional amenity spaces feature rich materials, including wood and brick, which are softly uplit, enveloping the space and its residents in an tasteful ambient glow. The backyard serves as a natural oasis in the city, with decorative lighting integrated into the pergolas, and select, low-output landscape lighting that reflects the sustainability goals of the university. The top floor includes lounges, a gym and event spaces, with subtle layers of light integrated throughout to allow maximum flexibility. Working in conjunction with the design team, Georgetown and the developer, project sustainability goals were key to achieving LEED goals, and the project is LEED Platinum certified. The lighting design team successfully brought this project in at .61 w/sf lighting power density overall.

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