We wanted to update you on our exciting progress with the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. The project is moving ahead at a very fast pace. There is much activity at the site and we are on target for our opening.
Next stop: Baltimore. What are visitors’ first impression of Baltimore, coming from the north on a train? How do we fix the blight and “post-apocalyptic view” that people see? Watch Adam Ravestein’s thoughtful and poignant 5-minute talk at Ignite Baltimore about this important topic.
A D.C. native, Skelsey, 52, is making his mark, literally, in his hometown. His architecture firm helped design St. E’s east campus, draft the city’s sustainability strategy and master plan its school system. But give him a day off, and he’d rather be kneeling in dirt.
Baltimore’s tourism bureau is expanding its free app for tourists and convention planners to new platforms and neighborhoods.
Most Challenging Project Winner: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The 6-story HSEB serves two end-users; has extensive building information modeling, laser scanning and blue-beam software capabilities; includes 2, 500 custom cooper panel; and has two owners and two contractors.
The app, developed by Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross, allows users to zoom through a 3-D map of Baltimore, create custom tours of the city and find attractions near them.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is vowing to make the District the nation’s “healthiest, greenest and most livable” city within 20 years and is launching dozens of initiatives to curb energy use, reduce traffic and boost access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
James Wheeler has always had a simple business plan: Make people seek him out instead of the other way around. At Ayers Saint Gross, a 100-year-old architectural firm that specializes in higher-education institutions, Wheeler has turned that plan into a reality.
The new Ayers Saint Gross-designed $47 million National Library for the Study of Mount Vernon will serve as a presidential library of sorts, with a few important distinctions from the dozen or so modern presidential libraries that operate under the auspices of the National Archives.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s governing board on Thursday approved a $3 billion “aspirational” master plan that would provide housing for an additional 1,300 students, increase parking for several thousand cars and build 3 million additional square feet of academic and research space.