Buildings

Effective Wednesday, August 18, 2021
As part of GW's response to COVID-19, all university buildings will remain closed to the public for the fall 
2021 semester and only accessible via GWorld tap access. Only individuals in compliance with GW protocols will be able to enter a building. This page will continue to be updated throughout the fall semester as adjustments occur for times and buildings. 

Avenir Center:
Restricted access via GWorld card to building occupants only. No students.

Discovery Hall: GWorld Card Access
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.(Sat); Closed (Sun and Holidays)

Enterprise Hall: GWorld Card Access - 24/7

Exploration Hall: GWorld Card Access 
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and Closed (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)

Innovation Hall: GWorld Card Access 
7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.(Sat); Closed (Sun and Holidays)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): Restricted access to building occupants only.

Research Place: Restricted access via GWorld card to building occupants only. No students. 


Avenir Center | Discovery Hall | Enterprise Hall | Exploration Hall |
Innovation Hall | National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) | Research Place |


Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center (1 story section)
Discovery Hall (3 story section)

44930 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Discovery Hall Hours: - GWorld Card Access during the following hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am. - 9:30 p.m.;
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday & Holidays: Closed
Avenir Center Hours: Restricted access via GWorld card to building occupants only. No students. 

Enterprise Hall

The Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center, the single-story portion on the southeast, is solely a support facility for The Textile Museum collections, GW's fine art collection and the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana collection, comprised of historic documents and maps related to the founding of Washington, D.C. There will be no public exhibitions or programs at this location. Please visit the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. to experience a variety of exhibitions and programs.

Discovery Hall, the three-story portion of the building, on the northwest, contains 21,000 square feet. The first floor contains two multi-purpose classrooms, a physics SCALEUP lab, lounge and study spaces. The second floor contains three wet lab classrooms and support spaces. 


Enterprise Hall

44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Security: (571) 553-3511 (desk); (571) 481-7883 (cell)
Hours: 24/7 secure building. GWorld Card Access. 

Enterprise Hall

Purchased in 2002 and renovated/reopened in 2003, this 204,000 square-foot facility facing Route 7 houses classrooms, computer labs, and offices. The Virginia Campus Library and the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection are located on the First Floor. Several University administrative offices and the Jason Project are also located in Enterprise Hall, as well as the university's main data center. The main entrance to the building and parking are located on the lower level facing Route 7. 


Exploration Hall

20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147
Security: (571) 553-8368 (desk); (571) 481-7869 (cell)
Hours: GWorld Card Access during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.;
Closed (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays).

Exploration Hall

Opened in 1991, this 77,000 square-foot research and education facility includes classrooms, offices, many research centers and laboratories and a computer lab.


Innovation Hall

45085 University Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147
Security: 571-553-8243 (desk); (571) 481-8162 (cell)
GWorld Card Access during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.;  
Closed (Sundays and Holidays).

Innovation Hall

Purchased in 2008, this 71,000 square-foot building houses a number of departments, including the School of Nursing and the Computational Biology Institute. The building has classrooms, as well as several student lounges on the first floor. The main entrance is from the rear parking lot.


National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

45065 Bles Park Drive (formerly called Riverside Parkway)
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 571-223-3900
Hours: Restricted access to building occupants only or visitors by appointment. No students. 


NTSB building

Completed in 2003, this 86,000 square-foot facility is leased by the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center for its investigation training facility and includes state-of-the-art learning spaces, an outside simulation court for accident reconstructions and other equipment used in training accident investigators. Training and conference center space is available for use by public and governmental organizations.


Research Place

45155 Research Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
Hours: Restricted access via GWorld card to building occupants only. No students.

Research Place

GW's Finance Division, Division of Operations Finance and Office of Student Financial Assistance are located in this building. The university does not have classrooms in this building.

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