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Conway School of Nursing

The Catholic University of America
A new nursing school reflects a university’s values while providing student support.
Building exterior and courtyard at the Conway School of Nursing
Washington, DC
102,500 GSF
LEED Gold (targeting); WELL Building

The Catholic University of America’s new Conway School of Nursing inspires clinical excellence while supporting planned growth, instructional and technology needs, and student space requirements. The program reflects the core values and ethos of the growing school, while honoring the students’ unique connections and relationships to the communities they serve.

The building includes modern, immersive learning spaces, simulation labs, science labs, virtual reality, student spaces, and public and office space. The exterior of the building is designed to match the aged facades of surrounding campus buildings, with century-old stone that has been salvaged from the 1926 Church of the Transfiguration in Philadelphia.

Positioned at a prominent location along Michigan Avenue, the project and its surrounding site will serve as a new campus gateway for the University, with a landscaped courtyard, a new Trinity Fountain, and realigned pathways, with intentional sightlines to build connections across campus. Below-grade parking will replace the existing surface lot parking.

The new nursing building will conform to the massing and siting principles outlined in the 2012 Campus Master Plan and the 2019 Feasibility Study, both completed by Ayers Saint Gross. Sustainability goals are set high, targeting LEED Gold and seeking a WELL Building Standard Certification. The project is being completed in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects.

Robert A.M Stern Architects - Design Architect
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects - Landscape Architects
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