MGMA proudly introduces a new graduate residential hall for Wesley Theological Seminary in upper Northwest Washington, DC – right off Massachusetts Avenue.
The building's four-story facade sits at the northern edge of the 1950s campus. The design process included rezoning, extensive neighborhood involvement, and ANC approval. The building blends carefully and subtly with the heavily landscaped terraces that cascade from the main campus down to the University's president's home along University Street. The structure takes maximum advantage of the composite tilt-up concrete system and harmoniously integrates with the other edifices on campus. The building design accommodates 72 new rooms with large light filled commons areas on each floor as well as a new central plant for the entire University located on the subterranean level of the structure. A new courtyard was created with the existing Straughn Hall which provides a wonderful small scale outdoor environment for individual and community gatherings. The team included APM, construction managers; Vantage Construction, the general contractor; PEG, MEP engineering; Morabito Consultants, structural engineering; and AMT, civil engineering.