The renovated and expanded Ames Hall contains a blend of academic classrooms, informal student gathering space, faculty offices, and other academic and administrative support space.
Ames Hall was previously used for campus life and student support space, including the campus dinning hall.
However, with the completion of West Hall (Pelham Hall redevelopment project) in fall 2010, most of these activities were relocated to the new building, allowing for a complete renovation/expansion of Ames Hall to create a blend of academic classrooms, informal student gathering space, faculty offices, and other academic and administrative support space. This is consistent with the 2010 Mount Vernon Campus Plan’s goal of creating additional academic space to serve the campus population.
The new Ames Hall:
Maintains the architectural character of the existing campus;
Integrates modern sustainable design principles and practices;
Responds to site topography in order to enhance pedestrian circulation and reinforce the Whitehaven Parkway entrance to the Mount Vernon Campus.
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006