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Square 39/School of Public Health & Health Services (SPHHS) - OVERVIEW
Project Exterior Perspective - View from Washington Circle
Square 39 is the site for the university’s new home for its School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). Square 39 is one of the 16 approved development sites in GW’s 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan and is bounded by K Street NW, Washington Circle, New Hampshire Avenue NW, and 24th Street N.W. The triangular building will face Washington Circle and provide a new front door to the Foggy Bottom Campus. The Warwick Building, previously located on the site, was razed in preparation for the construction. Construction began in March of 2012 and will continue through 2013, with occupancy anticipated during the spring 2014 semester.
GW President Steven Knapp, SPHHS Dean Lynn Goldman, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and
Board of Trustees Chair W. Russell Ramsey were among those celebrating the
groundbreaking for the new SPHHS building on May 16, 2012.
The university’s School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) is committed to advancing the health of the populations of local, national, and global communities by developing tomorrow's leaders in public health and health services. Established in July 1997, SPHHS brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education. Today, more than 900 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 35 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The School’s student body is one of the most ethnically diverse among the nation's private schools of public health. SPHHS also offers an array of joint degree programs, allowing students to couple a law degree with the Master of Public Health (MPH), or to combine an MPH with a medical degree or an MA in International Affairs. A joint MPH/Physician's Assistant program is available, as is the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer while pursuing an MPH.
SPHSS has never had a true “home” and its seven departments currently occupy space in various University buildings and several leased office locations in the nearby Golden Triangle/K Street business corridor. The Square 39 project will consolidate the school’s activities from its disparate locations and create a signature building and singular identity for the School.
July 25, 2011 - Zoning Commission Order of Approval for Square 39/"School of Public Health and Health Serivces"
The July 25, 2011 Order of Approval (06-11/06-12C) was published in the DC Register on July 25, 2011 and is available online
July 12, 2011 - Filing to Zoning Commission regarding an Amendment to the July 11, Draft Order for Square 39/"School of Public Health and Health Serivces"
July 11, 2011 - Filing to Zoning Commission regarding proposed Post Hearing Submission and Draft Order for Square 39/ "School of Public Health and Health Services"
July 11, 2011 - Filing to Zoning Commission of Post-Hearing Statement for Square 39/ "School of Public Health and Health Services"
June 17, 2011 - Presentation to the DC Zoning Commission at Square 39 Public Hearing
May 27, 2011 - Pre-hearing Submission to the District of Columbia Zoning Commission for Review and Approval of a Second-Stage Planned Unit Development
March 30, 2011 - Pre-hearing Submission to the District of Columbia Zoning Commission for Review and Approval of a Second-Stage Planned Unit Development; Modification of a First-Stage Planned Unit Development; and Further Processing Approval of an Approved Campus Plan
December 27, 2010 – Application to the District of Columbia Zoning Commission for Review and Approval of a Second Stage Planned Unit Development; Modification of a First Stage Planned Unit Development; and Further Processing Approval of an Approved Campus Plan
November 22, 2010 – Notice of Intent to File a Zoning Application