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Regents Hall

Opening in the fall of 2012, Regents Hall at Georgetown University will be a state-of-the-art research and teaching center for biology, chemistry, and physics.

  • 154,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility designed by Payette Architects of Boston
    • 3 classrooms
    • 12 teaching labs
    • 3+ floors of research labs
    • 4 conference rooms
    • 6 student lounges
    • 1 cafe
  • The facility is named for Georgetown University’s Board of Regents, who, as representatives of the university, provide intimate connections to other potential Georgetown supporters through their personal and professional associations.


Home to the biologychemistry, and physics departments, Regents Hall’s facilities will support innovative science education at Georgetown. Its teaching spaces are designed in collaboration with faculty and education specialists to support innovative teaching approaches. The space will cater to science at Georgetown, which is focused on student mentorship, is applicable to policy and the outside world, and is highly collaborative


The design of Regents Hall will promote interdisciplinary research. Each floor of the building will house researchers from more than one department. The building contains strategically built collaborative spaces for students and faculty, with wide corridors and student lounges located throughout the building. It conveniently connects to the Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Center (Georgetown’s student center) and has outdoor patio space that connects it with the Hariri Building, home of the McDonough School of Business


Regents Hall will be an environmentally friendly “green” building, obtaining a Gold LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, a goal set by President DeGioia. Heating and cooling is accomplished through chilled beams, an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way to regulate the temperature in the building. Slats on windows offer daylighting, reflect glare, and reduce electricity needs. Most of the furniture, doors, cabinets and lab benches are made from renewable materials. The majority of building materials originate from recycled materials and were secured from local distributors.