cox graae + spack architects designed the renovation of the Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of ministry in Washington, DC. The school desired to have a permanent home and purchased an aging, eclectic complex of buildings to transformed into their new campus. cox graae + spack architects carefully designed a program of selective demolition, adaptive reuse, and infill of new construction to transform the campus. A dark and unfriendly inner courtyard was converted into a skylit Library while a dramatic new Chapel rose on the foundation of an old boiler plant. cox graae + spack architects designed all the school’s major spaces along a pedestrian “main street” to provide generous space for flexible use.