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Introduction to the Firm Ayers Saint Gross is an employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, space analytics, interiors, and graphic design. We are unique in that all of our work is for mission-driven clients such as colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Since the founding of our practice in 1912, Ayers Saint Gross has built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. Our design is driven by a critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them.

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F IR M PH ILO SO PH Y

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All of our work is for mission-driven clients.

FI R M P HI LOS O P H Y

“We engage people and places to create designs that enrich the world.” S TA FF

85% 10% 5% Higher Education

Cultural Institutions

K-12 and Private Sector

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170 72% Professional Staff Members

of our Staff Members are LEED Accredited

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Sustain We balance our deep concern for and consideration of the natural environment with the socioeconomic, cultural, and technological context of each site. Using innovative simulation and analytical technologies in the earliest design stages, we track the long-term performance potentials of our projects. The result is design that celebrates and protects the spirit and culture of the environment in which it exists.

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Transform Architecture and placemaking transforms more than just the physical environment. It influences how people behave, and ultimately how an institution operates and performs. Adapting to social, economic, and technological changes is a necessity. The built environment must reflect and support an institution’s ongoing evolution. Architecture can and should be dynamic and versatile, allowing and encouraging improvement and innovation.

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Educate Ayers Saint Gross combines timeless educational principles with innovative design. Our deep knowledge and ongoing research allow us to create spaces that work for modern educators and students. Small but well-informed adjustments can enhance the educational potential of a place. Incorporating nature, daylight, and a sense of openness into these spaces alongside technological considerations is essential to promote collaboration and true education.

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Delight Our mission is to engage people and places to create designs that enrich the world. By our standards, a building that is merely functional is unsuccessful. We use architecture and placemaking to make spaces that create joy, inspire creativity, and strengthen communities. Beauty is a central element of our work.

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Harker Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Laboratory University of Delaware Newark, Delaware

The 194,000 SF University of Delaware Harker ISE Lab departs from the traditional siloed approach to biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering instruction. Flexible problem-based learning classrooms connect to adaptable teaching labs, forming the heart of the building’s instructional spaces. A blend of secluded and prominent study spaces allow students to work collaboratively and socialize. A bridge physically connects the teaching and research wings, the latter of which houses the Institutes for Energy and the Environment. Core facilities (imaging/microscopy, synthesis, materials characterization, and a class 100 clean room) are resources provided in the building. A commons brings students, faculty, and researchers together in a central space.

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Freshman Housing Village Emory University Atlanta, Georgia

Ayers Saint Gross planned and designed a residential village of six buildings to replace and consolidate all first-year housing at Emory University. This campus neighborhood of 1,240 beds enriches the freshman experience by providing shared spaces to encourage friendships among the students. The buildings take advantage of rainwater harvesting and recycling of graywater for toilet flushing and irrigation to offer lessons in sustainability. Students can track rates of energy and water consumption on display monitors in the common spaces.

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Bryan Hall Renovation and Forest Park Parkway Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri

After successfully executing several major planning studies with Washington University in St. Louis over the last ten years, the first building project from the Integrated Science Initiative precinct plan repurposes Bryan Hall into a premier chemistry research facility. Bryan Hall will now include synthetic, instrument-based, nuclear, and radio chemistry. Although fume hood and energy intensive, the renovated building is on track to achieve a LEED Gold certification. The new north faรงade will set the direction for the following building renovations and collectively create a new image as viewed from the well-travelled Forest Park Parkway. Ayers Saint Gross is working with Trivers Associates on this project.

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School of Nursing Duke University Durham, North Carolina

The fulfillment of a master plan for the School of Nursing represents two independent phases of work, both designed by Ayers Saint Gross. We designed the initial phase to receive a future addition, which provided auditorium space, classrooms, and clinical learning labs. The L-shaped building is on a prominent location in the academic medical center. A central commons reflecting the Duke gothic aesthetic provides an inviting and vibrant space for nursing students to study, socialize, and gather. The second phase of work completes the composition into a ‘U’ shape, further embracing a wooded garden and outdoor plaza. The addition extends the commons to provide for added students and more active learning classrooms, high-fidelity simulation, task training, standardized patient suite, and research.

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650 Lincoln Holder Properties, University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina

650 Lincoln is located on two adjacent blocks in the University of South Carolina’s Innovista Research District. The 500-acre district in the heart of Columbia brings together a lively mix of the city’s governmental, educational, and cultural elements – a prime location for two mixed-use halls housing nearly 900 students. Apartment-style units range in size from one to four bedrooms. The development includes structured parking appropriately sized to meet zoning requirements, ground floor retail and common areas, a workout facility, clubhouse, exterior courtyards, a swimming pool, and pedestrian connections to campus and nearby sports venues.

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Health Sciences Building Howard Community College Columbia, Maryland

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The new health sciences building provides a home for nursing and allied health programs and provides flexible state-of-the-art simulation laboratories and instructional spaces to support advanced, hands-on learning. Additional spaces include collaborative classrooms, lecture halls, offices, and administrative support facilities. Exterior finishes of patterned terracotta, brick, and glass establish a new material palette while complementing existing architecture.

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Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center University of Maryland College Park, Maryland

Ayers Saint Gross designed the University of Maryland’s first multi-purpose academic building constructed on the College Park campus in 50 years. This renovation and addition occupies a key location on the McKeldin Mall at the heart of the campus. It incorporates the renovation of nearby Holzapfel Hall and an addition to replace the existing Shriver Lab. This center features lecture halls, state-of-the-art classrooms, and offices. It also has a tremendous amount of student study, collaboration, and break out space. The new East Wing includes instructional labs designed for general chemistry with supporting lab support spaces.

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Douthit Hills Development Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina

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The Douthit Hills Development is one of the largest student housing projects in higher education. Ayers Saint Gross led the planning and design of seven new residence halls and a student commons along the primary gateway to Clemson’s campus. The project stretches nearly a quarter of a mile, with 980 apartment-style beds for upper-class students and 782 beds for first-year students. The precinct is anchored by a commons that serves as a vibrant hub of campus life, with retail and board dining, recreation facilities, a bookstore, and offices. The project is being completed with The Boudreaux Group and Clark Nexsen.

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Vertex Student Apartments Peak Campus Tempe, Arizona

Vertex Student Apartments is a vibrant, mixeduse, off-campus student housing development adjacent to Arizona State University’s main campus. The site is an irregularly shaped parcel bordered by the light rail on the north edge. The project’s sensitivity to scale and experience emphasizes the owner’s commitment to develop the premier student housing community in the marketplace. It incorporates unique building design, extraordinary amenities, and exceptional unit plans. Tasked to provide a pedestrian-oriented village concept blending the social and academic lifestyles of the active student, the project is an extended arm of the university campus.

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Integrated Science Building Kent State University Kent, Ohio

The Integrated Science Building (ISB) is a threestory, 50,000 GSF facility at the core of the campus. It is a key component of a comprehensive renovation and renewal of all sciences. The building creates a new presenting facade to the main campus entry, and its main pedestrian entry connects to the main pedestrian spine. Fused to the existing chemistry building, the ISB provides a welcoming entry to a commons and opens to a 90-seat active learning classroom that can also transform for events or poster sessions. The ISB contains teaching labs for introductory biology, as well as research labs and lab support spaces for physics, biology, and chemistry. Existing teaching labs will be renovated for introductory chemistry, advanced chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry. Ayers Saint Gross is the design architect and architect of record, working with Payto Architects.

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Nelson/Harvey Building Renovation Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland

The Nelson/Harvey Building patient tower occupies a densely urban site in the heart of the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus. Ayers Saint Gross teamed with Wilmot Sanz to renovate the exterior and interior of the nine-story, 33-year old, 118,500 SF building. The design of the exterior cladding features an innovative approach in developing a high-performance, hybrid envelope system that integrates an insulating brick/precast concrete overcladding system with the existing thermal mass masonry envelope. The result is a modern design aesthetic that is highly energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, and improves building resiliency. The balance of the renovation includes patient rooms, public lobbies, green roofs, and landscaped plazas.

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Ryan and Freedom Halls Georgetown University Washington, DC

Overlooking the campus quadrangle and adjacent to Dahlgren Chapel, Ryan and Freedom Halls occupy a vital site on Georgetown University’s campus. The renovation transforms the historic Jesuit residence into a student residence hall to support the university’s campus master plan and long-term goal of housing more of its undergraduate population on campus. The hall houses a rich mix of suite and semi-suite units to attract upperclassmen. Academic spaces support intellectual pursuits, and generous ceiling heights accommodate a new built-in lofted-unit typology with views of the Potomac River.

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Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Mount Vernon, Virginia

Designed to advance knowledge about our first president’s legacy, this 45,000 SF building serves as a safe haven for his books and letters, and a center for education about his leadership. Like Washington’s home, it is arranged as a central block flanked by two wings: a west wing of staff offices and an east wing of meeting spaces for programs and events. Narrow, 30-foot-wide floor plates allow daylight to penetrate the interior and reduce energy consumption. A central oval-shaped vault protects the most precious documents, including Washington’s personal collection of books.

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Visual Arts Center Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida

The design for the new Visual Arts Center evolved from the unique nature of the arts program as well as the characteristics of the site and climate. Serving as a connection to other performing arts facilities, the building is carefully nestled into the site and its shape takes maximum advantage of views to ponds and preserves. The center is organized into distinct but interconnected pieces. The building contains studios for faculty, “clean” studios for 2-D art and galleries, and “dirty” studios for 3-D fabrications. The building reflects Eckerd’s motto of “Think outside,” and accommodates the school’s vision for an open and flexible 21st century art school.

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Mary Fisher Hall Renovation and Expansion Goucher College Towson, Maryland

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Located at the heart of campus, Mary Fisher Hall was the first building and first residence hall to open on Goucher’s campus in 1942. A strategic renovation and addition transforms the underutilized building into a hub of student life. A new, centralized residential board dining facility, retail dining, the Office of Student Engagement, and indoor and outdoor seating energize the campus by creating a vibrant district between academic and residential quadrants.

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Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland

The Wilmer Eye Institute is a renowned department of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. The 202,000 GSF building has five floors of laboratories that support its research programs, and a 30,000 GSF outpatient surgery center. The five-story atrium provides a large gathering area for lectures and events, and incorporates natural light throughout. Bridges across the atrium connect laboratories and office suites, while interactive spaces further enhance a sense of community among researchers. Ayers Saint Gross is the Design Architect in association with Wilmot/Sanz.

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Select Clients Auburn University Boise State University Bowlling Green State University Case Western Reserve University Clemson University Colgate University College of Charleston Drexel University Duke University Eckerd College Emory University Enoch Pratt Free Library Frostburg State University Gallaudet University George Mason University George Washington University Georgetown University Gettysburg College Goucher College Harvard University Haverford College Howard Community College Johns Hopkins University Kent State University Loyola University Maryland Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount University Minnesota State University Morgan State University Mount Saint Mary’s University

Northern Arizona University Radford University Rutgers University Salisbury University St. Mary’s College of Maryland Swarthmore College Texas A&M University Texas Tech University Thomas Jefferson Foundation Towson University University of Alaska University of Arizona University of Baltimore University of Delaware University of Kentucky University of Maryland University of Miami University of North Carolina University of North Texas University of Pikeville University of Rochester University of South California University of South Carolina University of South Florida University of Virginia University of West Georgia Virginia Commonwealth University Washington College Washington University in St. Louis West Texas A&M University Wexford Science & Technology, LLC


SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE? Ayers Saint Gross is always on the look out for new and interesting collaborations. PLEASE CONTACT: Dori Landry, Director of Client Relations dlandry@asg-architects.com


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