Hall McKnight wins the Gallaudet University International Design Competition

  • The winning design for Gallaudet University, an internationally-recognized center for Deaf Culture, offers a new global model for bridging the hearing and deaf worlds
  • Hall McKnight’s proposal for a new landmark building and remodeled campus space was praised by the jury as accomplished, eloquent and poetic
  • Project will be the first to apply Gallaudet’s innovative “DeafSpace Design Guidelines” in the public realm
  • This is the first phase in a 1.2 million square foot development project between Gallaudet and The JBG Companies to regenerate university-owned land along 6th Street, adjacent to its historic campus

Gallaudet University International Design Competition launched

  • $60M public realm-focused project is expected to revitalize the historic campus and create a new vibrant, cultural district within Washington, D.C.
  • Gallaudet University is a global center of Deaf Culture and the only bilingual liberal arts university in the world where academic programs for deaf and hard of hearing students are conducted in American Sign Language and English
  • Design teams are challenged to rethink the sensory experience of the campus through the Deaf perspective and create an exemplar development
  • Significant global interest expressed with nearly 700 designers subscribing to the competition’s pre-launch alert
  • Gallaudet’s community is warmly invited to send ideas, sketches and videos through the Shape Gallaudet initiative

Media Inquiries (Gallaudet)
Kaitlin Luna
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Media Inquiries (Competition)
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