Wesley Theological Seminary

Residence Hall

Wesley Theological Seminary is a nonprofit seminary established in 1958 in northwest Washington, DC. In 2005, Wesley worked with APM to develop a Campus Plan to modernization the campus in multiple phases. Currently, the Utility Relocation, Chapel Renovations, Library Renovations, and new Residence Hall are completed, and the next phase of the plan is underway. For the new Resident Hall, APM prepared the concept design and wrote the performance program for this $14 Million design-build project. The new 4-story building is the first of two residential projects designed to consolidate student life into the heart of campus and bring contemporary housing to the student body. This program provided the way for adaptive reuse of their existing dorms for various campus functions. The Residence Hall has a USGBC LEED Silver certification and houses a new central chilled water plant that will support the entire campus with a cost-effective approach for conditioning the other buildings. Some challenges included residential neighbor coordination, deep storm sewer relocation within the proposed new residence hall footprint, steep grade, and several specimen trees adjacent to the new residence hall building footprint.

“It was Wesley's great pleasure to have APM as part of the groundbreaking ceremony. If it were not for APM, we would not be building this residence hall. We are grateful for all that APM has done and are looking forward to a continued successful partnership.”
– June Stowe, Former Vice President for Finance and Administration, Wesley Theological Seminary