CSIS Celebrates Grand Opening of Landmark Headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC
October 23, 2013
WASHINGTON, October 23, 2013– The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is proud to announce that it has relocated to a new headquarters on 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW in Washington DC. It is the third home for CSIS in its over 50 year history, having begun at Georgetown University and, following that a 35-year stint at 1800 K Street.
The new building, designed by Hickok Cole Architects, spans 128,000 square feet over its 9 floors and features state-of-the-art conferencing and communications capabilities.
“For the past 50 years CSIS has strived to provide nonpartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges,” said Sam Nunn, CSIS Board of Trustees Chairman. “Our new, permanent headquarters will provide a space for our experts to advance creative ideas and thoughtful policy solutions and to make recommendations to increase global security, international cooperation and economic progress.”
CSIS’s new home includes 3 dedicated conferencing floors to support over 600 events the center hosts each year. The building also houses its own broadcast and recording studio, as well as its iDeas Lab—a modern production facility that uses the latest graphic design and audiovisual techniques to produce cutting-edge multimedia products. The building features a unique “Global Data Chandelier” as its centerpiece; the lighted pendants of the grand chandelier representing a world map that can be coded to display data used in CSIS scholars’ daily work.
“We are proud that after 50 years CSIS now has a permanent home in the Nation’s Capital,” said CSIS president, CEO and Pritzker chair John J. Hamre. “Our new building represents the best of CSIS; modern, forward-looking, collaborative and inviting. This is a place where CSIS will continue to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world.”
Please note all telephone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged, but the mailing address has changed. It is now 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. For more on our new home, please visit www.csis.org or contact Andrew Schwartz, CSIS Senior VP of External Relations, (202) 775-3242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision-makers.