The Center for Strategic and International Studies will break ground this spring for a brand new building just a few blocks away from its current, iconic location at 1800 K Street. The new location, a 15,394 square-foot PUD-approved property at 1616 Rhode Island Ave, has been a parking facility for years.
According to the firm representing the seller, CSIS purchased the property in August 2007 for an undisclosed sum. The ambitious project is expected to be completed at some point in 2014, according to a CSIS representative.
We have ambitious plans for our new home. Behind a striking façade, we foresee a world-class, two-story conference space; multiple visitor and staff meeting rooms; modern, flexible office space to support our growing staff; and state-of-the-art electronics and audiovisual facilities. The building’s design and construction will be guided by the latest green principles.