Howard University is comprised of four campuses that include 89 buildings, 13 resident halls and more than 6.5MM square feet. Of the nearly 100 buildings on our three campuses (main campus, west campus-Law School, and east campus-Divinity School), more than 40 were built before 1950.
Facilities Renewal will emphasize capital planning with a focused approach on developing the university’s physical infrastructure. To that end, we are upgrading, enhancing and modernizing buildings to create campuses that are well aligned with the recommendations from President Ribeau’s Commission on Academic Renewal.
Our goal is to make Howard University the preferred place to learn, work, live and play. Make no mistake; this is a huge undertaking for Howard and exemplifies the University’s commitment to quality and excellence.
Plans include upgrading technology in classrooms and renovating our labs as the University places a focused emphasis on health sciences and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). We will also create vibrant public open spaces, working with award-winning landscape designers.
Facilities Renewal will be conducting deferred maintenance and repairs to more than 30 buildings across our campuses and will be renovating more than 20 buildings as part of our "Extreme Makeovers." Currently, seven buildings are undergoing extensive renovation including Numa Adams, Cramton Auditorium, Downing Hall, Locke, Frazier Hall, Burr Gymnasium and the Service Center. These buildings are being renovated from top-to-bottom as we continue to create a campus environment that truly reflects the culture and values that Howard University embraces.