Project profile: Milken Institute School of Public Health
The Milken Institute School of Public Health at GWU embeds core public health values — movement, light/air, greenery, connection to place, social interaction, community engagement — in a highly unconventional, LEED Platinum building on an urban campus in the heart of the nation’s capital. Research offices, classrooms, and study areas are clustered around an array of multi-floor void spaces that open the building’s dense core to daylight and views. An irresistible, sky-lit stair ascends all eight levels, encouraging physical activity. The pod-like classrooms are set in from the perimeter so informal study and social interaction space can overlook the bustling traffic circle.
Milken Institute School of Public Health; Washington, DC; Payette and Ayers Saint Gross
Building program type(s): Education—College/University (campus-level)
(2017 AIA COTE Top Ten award recipient)