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Campus Plan

American University's Campus Plan is a "roadmap" that details proposals and objectives to enhance and build upon our campus facilities for the next decade.

American University's 2011 Campus Plan was approved by the Zoning Commission on March 8, 2012. The Campus Plan outlines projected facilities growth and campus enhancements for the coming decade. Twenty-four months in the making and the focus of lively dialogue with our neighboring community, the plan reflects AU’s intent to strengthen its academic prestige, maintain our standing as an asset to Washington, DC, and honor a commitment to be an amenity to the surrounding community. This site contains a historical record of the information available while the Plan was developed and reviewed, as well as the final version of the Plan.
Please direct any questions about the Campus Plan to

President's Memorandum

President's message regarding the recent approval of the Campus Plan by the DC Zoning Commission.

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View 2011 Campus Plan

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View American University's application to the Historic Preservation Review Board regarding the renovation of Capital Hall and construction of a new building at the proposed Washington College of Law on Tenley Campus.

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Documents from previous meetings

Download documents from previous Campus Plan meetings. 

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2000 Campus Plan

View American University's 2000 Campus Plan

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