Current Construction Projects

Stay current on construction progress and impacts

Georgetown University is investing in new spaces to make progress toward developing a more vibrant living and learning campus. This page includes information about current construction projects, including project status, campus impacts, and timelines. Current construction projects include (see more information below):

  • MedStar Surgical Pavilion
  • Cooper Field
  • Walsh/De La Cruz Gallery of Art

MedStar will begin construction of the new Medical/Surgical Pavilion in the spring of 2018. 

The first phase of the project, slated to begin in January, will include the abatement and removal of hazardous materials within the Kober-Cogan Building (in accordance with EPA guidelines). Its demolition will follow, as well as construction of a new road connecting Entrance Four (across from the French Embassy on Reservoir Road) to Lombardi Circle. This roadway project will begin in Spring 2018.

Cooper Field construction is underway. This project will replace the current bleachers with a permanent structure to include game-day locker rooms, concessions, restrooms and a press box, as well as landscape improvements.

As always, the safety of our community and those working on these projects is our top priority. While we expect the demolition of Kober-Cogan and the construction of the new Medical/Surgical Pavilion to cause disruption on campus and in the community, we are committed to minimizing noise, construction traffic and additional impacts as much as possible. Ongoing updates, including road and pedestrian pathway closures and other mitigation efforts, will be communicated on a monthly basis. 

SAFETY DURING CONSTRUCTION

Safety is our number one priority during construction. We ask for your heightened awareness as you travel around campus and to adhere to the following safety precautions:

  • Exercise caution when walking, biking, or driving in the vicinity of construction sites
  • Obey construction signs and construction personnel providing direction through the work zones
  • Utilize sidewalks, stay within enclosed walking areas, and follow pavement markings
  • Report any unsafe conditions or emergencies to the Georgetown University Police Department at 687-4343

REPORTING CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS

Construction projects will have impacts on campus, including changing pedestrian, bike, and vehicle routes and creating additional activity on campus. We are committed to maintaining a safe and accessible campus for our entire community during construction.

Please report any concerns or questions about construction impacts to facilities@georgetown.edu. Planning and Facilities Management will notify the appropriate project manager to resolve the issue directly or work with construction contractors to do so. 

CONSTRUCTION MAP

Below is a campus map showing construction zones, project updates, and anticipated impacts. Click the map to enlarge and download as a PDF. Specific information about each project is also below. Check this page and the master planning blog for updates.

Summer Construction

MEDSTAR GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL'S MEDICAL/SuRgical pavilion

Project Scope: MedStar will begin construction of the new Medical/Surgical Pavilion in the spring of 2018. Approved by the Zoning Commission in June of 2017, the new Medical/Surgical Pavilion will significantly enhance North Campus with construction of an underground parking garage, added green space, and improved traffic patterns resulting in a more pedestrian-friendly campus.

Timeline: Approved by zoning commission June 2017; Construction begins Spring 2018

Update: 

As a follow-up to our construction communication last month, we would like to inform you about the installation of an interim safety and security fence and screen around the Kober-Cogan building and parts of Parking Lot A on Monday, January 15th.  

The fence is the first phase of the abatement and razing of Kober-Cogan to prepare for the new MedStar Medical/Surgical Pavilion construction. Construction will begin each day at 7:00 a.m. and conclude no later than 7:00 p.m. The project will adhere to the quiet hours agreed upon in the agreement, with minimal noise from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. 

WALSH/DE LA CRUZ ART GALLERY

Project scope: Renovation and repurposing of the Walsh black box space to accommodate new art gallery. Includes the addition of an entry foyer on the southwest corner of the building and upgrades to the existing Walsh lobby immediately adjacent to the art gallery space.

Project manager: Carla Tiberi | cst40@georgetown.edu | (202) 687-5972

COOPER FIELD

Project Scope: Cooper Field construction begins in January 2018. This project will replace the current bleachers with a permanent structure to include game-day locker rooms, concessions, restrooms and a press box, as well as landscape improvements.

Timeline: Construction begins January 2018