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Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Healy Hall and Lauinger Library, visible from both the Key Bridge and the front gates of Georgetown University, are what first come to mind when the words “Georgetown” and “architecture” are put together. It is in these buildings, after all, where students congregate to study, attend class and listen to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide
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Lauinger Library in 1970.

Lauinger: The Past, Present and Future of Georgetown’s ‘Ugly’ Library

The low, sprawling District of Columbia skyline boasts few true icons. A Google search of the city’s skyline reveals exclusively shots of the National Mall and Tidal Basin. The Washington Monument and Capitol building are the only distinguishing features of a profile shaped by congressionally mandated height restrictions, a conscious[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 2 comments Features, The Guide

ENGAGING BIOETHICS: An Approach to Ethics Rooted in Architecture

What happens when a philosopher and an architect co-teach a class? This semester, we aim to find out. Focusing on a complex, real-world issue in bioethics, we are testing a hunch: Can we break through barriers and find innovative solutions to highly complex moral challenges inbioethics if we combine the analytic methods[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Listening to Architecture: What Georgetown University Says Today

Listening to Architecture: What Georgetown University Says Today

Buildings and places tell stories. Their narratives reflect the forces that produced them and the values of the people within. They articulate ideas, providing a visual manifestation of history and shifting cultures. However, there is not just one history of Georgetown, but three: a history of the construction, a history[Read More…]

by February 8, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized