The George Washington University Museum + Textile Museum


Washington, D.C.


Civil Engineering

Project Size

34,000 SF

Completion Date


Total Cost

$22 Million


Hartman Cox Architects

Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided full civil engineering services for the adaptive reuse of an historic building on George Washington University’s campus. The project included renovations to the historic Woodhull House and design of an adjacent 24,000 SF 4-story museum on its Foggy Bottom Campus. The total size of the completed museum is approximately 34,000 SF.

The museum features a gallery and exhibition space for collections, an educational center for the arts, research and study spaces, and an event space for campus and museum events. The George Washington University Museum exhibits a variety of collections, including graphic and textile arts, paintings, sculpture and other items.

WM provided pre-design support for the project including site evaluation and site planning for the project. This included a comprehensive boundary, topographic, and utility survey of the project site. WM also led outreach to government agencies and utility companies for permitting, including District Department of Transportation, District Department of Environment, Pepco, and DC Water.

The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

Photos courtesy of: Wells Associates

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