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Goulston & Storrs Congratulates Client Trinity Washington University on Planned Trinity Academic Center

September 12, 2013Press Releases

Goulston & Storrs is pleased to congratulate our client, Trinity Washington University, on its announcement of plans to construct Trinity Academic Center, a $40 million, 80,000-square foot, LEED certified building that will feature state-of-the-art science and health labs and classrooms. The announcement was made today by Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire.
Founded in 1897 as one of the nation’s first Catholic colleges for women, Trinity today is a diversified university that maintains the historic daytime women’s college while also providing coeducational graduate and professional programs in nursing and other health professions, business and other professional studies, education and other school-related programs. Trinity enrolls more than 2,500 students in all programs. A leader in making higher education accessible to urban learners, Trinity educates more Washington, D.C. residents than any other private college or university in the nation; more than half of its students live in D.C. About 80 percent of Trinity’s students receive Pell grants, and the median family income of full-time freshmen is $25,000. 90 percent of Trinity’s students are African-American or Hispanic and a majority are first-generation college students.
The Trinity Academic Center is the first new academic facility on Trinity’s campus since the library opened in 1963. Changes in academic technologies, science research and instruction, the addition of nursing and health professions majors, and significant growth in Trinity’s student body all contributed to the university’s decision to undertake this project. The building will include eight laboratories for biology and chemistry, four laboratories for nursing and the health professions, and twenty classrooms of varying configurations equipped with the latest instructional technologies.
To design the Trinity Academic Center, Trinity has retained EYP Architects, as well as Clark Construction Group, LLC, as the contractor and to lead the design-build team with EYP. Clark, another client of Goulston & Storrs, is the largest privately-held contractor in the United States and the second largest green construction firm in the country. Goulston & Storrs will represent Trinity on land use and financing matters relative to this project.
The Medical, Educational and Cultural Institutions group at Goulston & Storrs serves the full range of legal and strategic needs of non-profit organizations. Our clients are engaged in health care, research, primary and secondary education, arts and culture and social services at scales ranging from a single facility or program to large multi-use campuses. The needs and activities our attorneys support include real property transactions, public approvals and financing for facilities, institutional master plans and enterprise development; construction; technology transfer and licensing; organizational formation, structuring and governance; federal, state and local tax issues, including tax exemption, UBTI and PILOT issues; charitable giving; regulatory compliance; employment matters; and litigation.
For more information about Goulston & Storrs’ involvement in the Trinity Academic Center project, please contact Maureen E. Dwyer.