After a decade of steady increases, the building boom at colleges and universities nationwide showed signs of slowing last year. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, post-secondary institutions spent at least $923 million on new construction and renovations, compared with $1.3 billion in 2015. Here’s a look at what some local schools have spent on building and renovating facilities since 2000.

1. Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus

Total spent: $387 million*

Building: Robert G. Templin Jr. Higher Education Center

Opened: 2015

Cost: $11.7 million


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2. American University

Total spent: $498 million

Building: Katzen Arts Center

Opened: 2005

Cost: $49 million


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3. University of the District of Columbia

Total spent: $207.8 million (includes UDC Community College)

Building: Student Center

Opened: 2016

Cost: $63 million


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4. Trinity Washington University

Total spent: $56.5 million

Building: Payden Academic Center

Opened: 2016

Cost: $38 million


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5. University of Maryland, College Park

Total spent: $1.6 billion

Building: A. James Clark Hall

Opening: 2017

Cost: $168 million


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6. Gallaudet University

Total spent:$232 million

Building: Sorenson Language and Communication Center

Opened: 2008

Cost: $31 million


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7. George Washington University

Total spent: $1.8 billion

Building: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Opened: 2014

Cost: $75 million


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8. Georgetown University

Total spent: $983 million

Building: Regents Hall

Opened: 2012

Cost: $100 million


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9. George Mason University

Total spent: $1.4 billion

Building: Long & Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building

Opened: 2009

Cost: $68 million


(Illustration by Zoë More O’Ferrall)

*Totals for all listed schools include land/building purchases, construction and renovations as of February 2017.

Sources: Dodge Data & Analytics and universities’ public information offices. Marymount University declined to provide data. Howard University did not supply data by our deadline.