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Hall of Science Building

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American University’s new Hall of Science is a three-story, 95,000 Gross Floor Area (GFA), state-of-the-art facility. It will be the new home to the university’s biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and neuroscience departments. Bringing together these programs to a centralized location will foster collaboration across various disciplines through shared space and research laboratories. The building is on track to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, a benefit to the campus, neighborhood, and District of Columbia.


October 2020 

  • Overall construction is substantially complete. 
  • A certificate of occupancy was issued by the District on July 17, 2020.  
  • Punch list and commissioning will continue during October.  
  • Furniture installation and relocation of faculty and staff is complete.  

December 2019

  • Exterior façade is substantially complete.
  • Interior fit-out is ongoing.
  • Interior fit-out will continue.
  • System start up
  • Work on the site’s hardscape is expected to commence.

September 2019

  • Exterior façade is nearing completion.
  • Interior fit-out is ongoing.
  • Work will continue on the exterior façade.
  • Work will continue on the interior fit-out.

June 3, 2019

  • Building structure is complete.
  • Tower crane has been removed.
  • Work on exterior facade has commenced.
  • Interior fit-out has commenced.

October 30, 2018

  • H-pile installation and placement of timber lagging for support-of-excavation is complete.
  • Excavation for the two floors below grade is complete.
  • Installation of temporary power to the construction site is complete.
  • Tower crane foundation is complete. The tower crane was installed and is operational.
  • Foundation work for the building walls and columns continues.
  • Site utilities continue to be installed.

August 9, 2018

  • Soil erosion control measures have been put in place.
  • Drilling and installation of steel H-piles for the support-of-excavation (SOE) is in progress.
  • As part of the SOE, timber lagging installation is in progress, as well as the drilling and grouting of tie-backs.
  • Excavation and hauling continues.

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