About the Plan

GW has directed considerable resources and effort into enhancing many of the areas that define the university’s campuses, driven by a belief that GW’s spaces are essential elements of a community-oriented culture.

Through these challenging times, GW has remained constant in its commitment to the future of our campuses.

The Strategic Campus and Facilities Master Plan is GW's longer-term vision for how to best leverage the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses to support future aspirations.



The Strategic Campus and Facilities Master Plan will achieve two main goals: 

  1. It will articulate the vision and guiding principles for GW’s physical development planning, including design, architecture, space use, landscape, transportation, walkways and facilities.
  2. It will establish standards for a unified campus identity that creates a sense of place and belonging on GW campuses and captures the university’s values. 

Importantly, the plan will complement, and not replace, the 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan and the 2010 Mount Vernon Campus Plan.




Phase 1

October 2019 - November 2019

Listening and Learning


Phase 2

December 2019 - February 2020

Campus Engagement 

Analysis of Programmatic, Regulatory and Physical Issues


Phase 3

Mid-February 2020 - April 2020

Campus Engagement

Design Ideas


Phase 4
Drafting & Refining

Drafting: Mid-April - June 2020

Refining: Summer - Fall 2020

Preferred Plan Development


Phase 5

Winter 2020 -  Spring 2021

Final Report

The university hosted a series of engagement opportunities over the 2020 spring semester to solicit feedback from the university’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon communities as well as Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon neighbors. Final recommendations for main elements of the Strategic Campus and Facilities Master Plan are planned to be presented to the Board of Trustees spring 2021.