The George Washington University Charles E. Smith Center

Washington, D.C.
January 1st 2009

Located in the heart of GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, the Smith Center is home to NCAA Division I athletic programs and a host of academic and special events. The Gensler-led renovation and expansion of the facility focused on enhancing visitor experience and University prestige. Beginning with structural modifications, the project included upgrades to building systems and improved accessibility, as well as updated and expanded athletic venues. The Center houses meeting and conference rooms, numerous food and entertainment areas and an academic center.

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