Gonzaga Student Commons

Gonzaga College High School

Washington, DC

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GBR Architects created this new center for student life at Gonzaga by enclosing an underused service courtyard.  Three historic buildings now form the edges of an expanded dining hall on the lower level and with the commons on a mezzanine above. Exposed brick, concrete, structural steel and suspended metal catwalks recall the raw character of the old courtyard.  The new campus quadrangle, also designed by GBR Architects in a previous phase, connects entrances to all student facilities on campus.