As George Washington University’s scientific disciplines and technology was expanding and evolving, they were in need of a new state of the art facility.
The Lighting Practice was part of the design team, led by Ballinger, tasked with designing the 500,000-square-foot, 14-story complex that is the Science and Engineering Hall. The facility nearly doubles the space on GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus available to several scientific disciplines. The teaching spaces were designed to provide a more hands-on approach to learning and include highly specialized lab facilities such as a three-story high-bay structures lab, a nanofabrication suite, and a greenhouse. The building brings together an array of researchers, from civil engineers to hominid paleobiologists. Together they will teach and conduct research in an environment designed to cultivate new collaborations and creative problem-solving.
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