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STUDIOS Architecture
The Catholic University of America Bausch School of Business

The Catholic University of America Bausch School of Business
Award of Excellence
Best Renovation: Historic Renovation

Project Team

The Catholic University of America - (Owner)
STUDIOS Architecture - (Architect)
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company - (General Contractor)

Executive Summary

Sited along a major commuter route, the architect created a new, sustainable gateway to the University by repositioning the building’s primary entry toward the heart of the campus. The new design seamlessly blends sustainable modern elements with nods to the building’s historic character to create a welcoming entry experience for students, faculty, and visitors.

The use of glass creates a modern aesthetic and sun-filled entry vestibule experience as visitors enter and exit the transformed building. Paving in the plaza pays homage to the historic building’s bluestone walls and the column pattern on the exterior while creating a polished outdoor area for events and daily respite.

Designed to meet stringent rainwater requirements, the plaza design effortlessly integrates a rain garden, while a climbing wall of ivy on the adjacent building strategically conceals storm water cisterns under the plaza that feed the building’s gray water system.

THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS SPONSORS
CLARK COAKLEY WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION COSTAR GROUP FORRESTER JBG SMITH TRAMMELL CROW


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