Georgetown University Healey Family Student Center by ikon.5 Architects Photographed by Brad Feinknopf based in Columbus, Ohio
Healey Family Student Center • Georgetown University • Washington, D.C. • ikon.5 architects
Transforming an existing mid-century hall into a vibrant university living room for undergraduate life is what ikon.5 architects did at Georgetown University. Creating a center experience of study and casual living spaces, the stone - taken from the ‘Hoya Saxa’ (stones) identity of the Georgetown University student body - has spaces carved out of it’s interior and exterior edifices. The hearth, the main focal point of the great room, not only provides heat to the room, but also provides private niches for study or relaxation. The living wall, clad also in stone ‘Saxa’ provides a natural bio-friendly character to the Great room and is one of the many design features that helped this 45,000 sq.ft. space obtain LEED Gold certification. The renovation includes the addition of two dance studios with ample natural light, meeting rooms, cafe, ballroom, meeting rooms, a pub, and, the Riverside Terrace: an outdoor landscaped area that extends the living space of the Great Room outdoors and overlooks the Potomac.