Nearly 700 Georgetown alumni have signed a petition objecting to the initial design for a new university residential building.
Not only has the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) asked Georgetown to provide more information for alternative campus locations for a new dorm, but also a group of alumni are calling on their alma mater to reconsider the architects and initial design.
Sasaki Associates from Boston have been going through an interactive master planning effort with Georgetown leaders and students to help the university meet the standards agreed to in its most recent campus plan.
The petitions calls for GU to enlist other architects with experience designing classical-style buildings, rather than the rather modern initial drawings presented to the OGB and Advisory Neighborhood Commission in July.
According to the petition:
“Students and alumni were unanimous in their opposition to the uninspired, Eastern Bloc-like proposal, completely incongruous with Georgetown’s rich architectural heritage, in addition to taking up one of the last remaining green spaces on campus.”