GU Releases New Renderings for Athletic Center

Georgetown University has gone back and forth with the Old Georgetown Board over the design of their planned new athletic center. Too big at one point, too small at another, GU has been a bit whip-lashed.

They’ve now released new designs of the facility (h/t the Hoya):

These designs ostensibly address the concerns of the Commission of Fine Arts expressed that the last designs were “too residential”:

 

And more specifically, the CFA complained that the designs had strayed from even earlier designs that really “looked like a gym”:

 

GM actually agrees that the old designs really did have a nice “old gym” look to it. The newer designs eliminate the gables that the CFA complained about, but don’t quite go all the way back to the big box look from the first design.

While the actual design is still being hashed out, at least GU has obtained zoning approval for the new building as part of the recently approved campus plan.

 

 

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One response to “GU Releases New Renderings for Athletic Center

  1. Dizzy

    My understanding is that this was the design that was approved/passed along with no objection by the OGB at their July 5th meeting. Presumably it will make its way into the next OGB appendix for CFA review soon. It wasn’t in the appendix for the CFA meeting on July 19th.

    OG 12-291 (HPA 12- 479)
    3700 O Street, NW
    (Square 1321, Lot 1)
    Georgetown University – Athletic Training Facility
    New construction
    Concept –design development
    (Reviewed: 5 Apr. (CFA 19 Apr.), 1 Mar. 2012, 6 Oct. 2011 – OG 11-282)

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