Square 77/District House

Site 77A on Square 77 is located between 21st, 22nd, H and I Streets, N.W. is one of the 16 approved development sites GW's 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan. The university is constructing a new residence hall, District House, to be located on this site.


The upper part from District House from H street

Quick Facts

Approximate beds: 898
Approximate residential space:  250,000 sf 
Food/retail venues: first floor and lower level
Anticipated completion: Summer 2016
Targeting LEED Silver or better
Architect: Ayers Saint Gross
Construction Manager: Clark Construction


The property is currently occupied by the eight-story West End, Schenley, and Crawford residence halls, which are located within the boundaries of the proposed Foggy Bottom campus historic district. The university proposes to retain the front portions of the existing residence halls and construct a new 12-story infill addition that connects the existing residence halls. Upon completion, the project will provide a total of up to 898 beds (332 net new beds), including faculty and staff-in-residence apartment units. The project will also include ground-floor retail along I Street as well as two stories of below grade space that contain additional retail and student life/student service space. 

The project is anticipated to be completed by summer 2016, in order to open in the fall for the 2016 academic year so as to offset the planned discontinuation of undergraduate housing at City Hall, an off-campus property, as required by Condition P-8 of the Campus Plan/PUD Order. 


District House Fact Sheet & News

District House Fact Sheet


What’s New on Campus?
September 10, 2014

As Campus Growth Continues, GW Addresses Impacts
August 19, 2013

University Expands Undergraduate On-Campus Residential Requirements
July 15, 2013

D.C. Zoning Commission Considers New Residence Hall
May 28, 2013

Board of Trustees Approves Fiscal 2014 Budget
May 17, 2013

Board of Trustees Approves Construction of New Residence Hall
October 19, 2012