Located on Georgetown University’s main campus, the Old North building was built in 1795 and has hosted many of the nation’s most powerful leaders. The building needed renovations while maintaining its important history.
The renovations to Old North included upgrades and renovations to the exterior, upgrading the first- and second-floor hallways, student lounge, conference area, and professors’ offices. Mixed carpet and stone flooring were used throughout the lobbies to break up the space. Our design intent for this historic preservation project was to refresh the exterior finishes and common areas to complement the building’s rich and impressive late 18th-century aesthetic. We brightened up the space by increasing natural light and using modern finishes in lighter tones.
The design solution restored the historic facade while updating the interior. We brightened up the space while maintaining its historic character, creating a more open concept plan that suits modern needs and feels welcoming for the contemporary academic community.