Community Gathers to Dedicate Founders Hall

Arlington County officials and George Mason University leaders join the Arlington Campus community March 8 for the dedication of Founders Hall. Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus will give the keynote speech for the event, which formally celebrates the opening of the newest building on the Arlington Campus.

Founders Hall, a 256,000-square-foot building erected where an outdoor parking lot once stood, opened for use in January 2011 and houses the university's School of Public Policy. The building provides space for 35 classrooms, as well as a library, 300-seat auditorium, large multi-purpose area, and an outdoor plaza designed to provide greenspace on the campus. In addition, the building boasts an Einstein Bagel cafe, the Arlington Campus bookstore, and ample space for study or relaxation between classes.

The Arlington Campus currently is home to the School of Law and School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as well as the School of Public Policy and other graduate programs. Founders Hall is the most recent construction in a multi-phase project to expand the campus, which is located in the Virginia Square area in Arlington and served by Metro's Orange Line.