He explains that the ideas behind Harvest House came directly from the students: “It is my job to use the talents of the university to help students learn through design, and do good.”
Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post - Tucked away on the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, the Hermitage offers a quiet, comfortable retreat. Read more...
CUA Public Affairs - A peaceful setting greeted benefactors, architects, and religious at the dedication and blessing of the hermitage designed by Catholic University architecture majors at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.
[Update] The Hermitage is finished! - On the beautiful grounds of the Franciscan Monastery in Washington D.C. the first Hermitage project is starting to take shape. Follow here the evolution of the building...
NewsChannel 8 - After two years, dozens of architecture students will see their plans for a silent sanctuary become reality this summer. Read more...
Our mission is to train effective architects with a strong social commitment by guiding architecture students through actual design projects. CUAdc provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience through work on actual projects wtih community clients.
Our program provides architectural services to those nonprofit and community groups in the District of Columbia who could not otherwise afford architectural design services with the ultimate goal of repairing and improving the city, its neighborhoods and its buildings.
CUAdc design teams consist of architecture faculty, staff, and students. All teams are directed and supervised by a faculty member with a professional license to practice architecture in the District of Columbia. When appropriate, additional faculty within the school, alumni, and scholars in other CUA departments serve as members of design teams.
The Catholic University of America's Design Collaborative harness the creativity and talent of our students and faculty to create award winning designs. Including the 2010 DC AIA Unbuilt Design Award and the 2006-2007 ACSA Collabortive Practice Award.
- Site Planning and Feasibility Studies
- Interior Design
- Furniture Design
William Jelen, AIA