Monday, September 29, 2014

ARI: Service to UDC

UDC Phase I Studios. Credit: Sarah Mousavizadeh 
Not only is ARI instrumental in rehabbing older buildings around D.C., they also lend a hand right here at home at the University of the District of Columbia. The Architectural Research Institute has been awarded several contracts to provide the University of the District of Columbia with architectural support on a variety of campus projects, providing many services to the University. ARI has worked with campus services in all aspects of project activities including meetings with contractors, architects and OPM regarding a variety of projects.

“As is the practice in many Universities, the Department of Architecture provides the expertise to assist in surveys, scopes, design concepts, production drawings and consultation to improve the infrastructure of the campus,” explained Prof. Clarence Pearson. 

As part of the UDC community, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, (CAUSES) hosted the 6th Annual Green Living Expo DC on the Dennard Plaza, in conjunction with the 9th Annual Back to School BBQ. ARI supported the events by displaying the Architecture Department student projects as it relates to designing green here in our nations capital. 

UDC’s Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning is in the process of securing accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board, working to complete the rigorous requirements. ARI helped to redesign the layout of the department, located on the second floor of Building 32, and the renovation was completed in 2014. Construction of the first floor administrative and ARI space is underway.

For more information, contact Prof. Clarence Pearson.

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