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George Washington University | Duques Hall

A Blend of Functionality and Style: The Transformation of Duques Hall Common Area

The common area in Duques Hall has been meticulously designed to serve as a multifunctional hub for students. This space is not just a place to study or meet between classes; it's an arena where events can unfold, creating a dynamic environment that fosters engagement and learning. The design philosophy was centered around creating a functional yet stylish space. Instead of opting for a purely lounge-like ambiance, the focus was placed on incorporating more upright chairs to maximize usability. This transformation was carried out within a span of less than six months, showcasing a blend of efficiency and aesthetic appeal. The project involved collaboration with reputed manufacturers such as Arcadia, Bernhardt Design, ERG International, Keilhauer, OFS, and VIA Seating. Architect: SmithGroup.

  • Client

    George Washington University School of Business
  • Location

    Washington, DC
  • Duration

    5 Months
  • Service

    Space Planning, Space Planning, Furniture Selection, Fabric and Finish Selection, Managed Installation

What our clients are saying

SML has been providing GW with outstanding customer service on a wide range of furniture projects from the design through post occupancy phases for years! Their deep understanding of the university's standards, keen attention to detail, and design expertise consistently results in creating attractive and comfortable spaces across our campuses.

The George Washington University

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