The University of the District of Columbia’s “super sustainable” student center is featured on Curbed Washington DC. The article draws attention to the role the building is playing in creating a new front door for the university, as well as shifting the university’s image from being a commuter campus to one that engages students socially and academically outside of the classroom.

Designed by our Arlington office in association with D.C.-based Marshall Moya Design, the building is positioned to be the first LEED Platinum student union on the east coast and one of only a few in the entire country. Highlighted sustainable features include a 14,000-square-foot green roof, a rain garden, photovoltaic panels, and toilets that flush with captured rain water.

Earlier in the year — reflecting on the importance of the building — UDC President Ronald Mason Jr. noted, “This building is a symbol of where we want to be and what we want to represent in terms of our role with the District. It’s state of the art. It’s attractive. It’s sustainable. And it’s in a location that gives us a face into the broader community.”

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