School of Communications – Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia


Howard University


186,000 SF


$50 Million


Full Architectural Design Services

Key Features:

Sustainable Design

Lance Bailey & Associates, Inc. was selected by Howard University to design the New John H. Johnson School of Communications. LBA was selected after participating in a six-firm design competition for the University’s new School of Communications. LBA met with representatives from Howard University and toured the facilities at several other nationally recognized communications schools in order to produce a state-of-the-art design capable of responding to all the unique needs of an active school of communications. Special features included in the design are studios, control rooms, and edit suites for both television and radio broadcasting; film production facilities; a wide array of audio and video instructional laboratories; a computer animation complex; and a computer laboratory geared towards script writing. The building will also house a Communications Museum, specially designed to preserve and celebrate the history of communications at Howard University, in addition to classrooms, conference rooms, and offices for the communications faculty. A multi-level parking garage complex will be included adjacent to the building.