Location: Georgetown, Washington, DC
The Georgetown Car Barn renovation transforms the first floor of a historic streetcar terminal into a university classroom and office building. Taking advantage of its prominent location and highlighting its exterior stair made famous by the film “The Exorcist,” the building is reimagined by interventions capitalizing on daylight, circulation, and the buildings’ historic attributes. Restored window openings highlight the program inside and activate the stair. By pinning the refurbished barn doors in the open position, and infilling the archways with highly-transparent curtainwall, the design gives the illusion that the historic doors are reopened, bringing new life to the Georgetown landmark.
Georgetown Car Barn Adaptive Reuse
AIA North Carolina > Design Awards > Renovation/Restoration
- AIA NC Merit