Our spaces - four students huddle around a work table in the middle of an art studio lab

Our Spaces

As a student in the Corcoran, you have the opportunity to use innovative spaces to create your art, both as a part of class and outside of it. From specialty studios, labs and spaces, you can explore and push the limits of your creativity.


Floor plan of the Flagg building


All approved on campus students must follow GW's Covid-19 safety protocols and be cleared to be granted access to the buildings. In order to use a studio you must complete in-person studio-specific training and sign a studio policy agreement. Open studios are then by reservation only made at least 24 hours in advance and Saturday open studio reservations must be made 8 days (by 5pm the Thursday a week before) in advance to allow for staffing. 


All items remaining from the spring semester in studios, personal studios, lockers, etc. will not be removed or disposed of. Please look for communication in the future with guidance on how items will be retrieved/returned.

Please note that using our spaces requires that you be a currently registered Corcoran student, training before use, and are contingent on class schedules. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] or check our techs' twitter for real time updates: @corcorantechs.

Please consult individual studio schedules to see availability.

Forms for faculty:

Forms for on campus students:


Studio Staff

Kaitlin Jencso, Studio Manager / Instructional Technologist, Lens-Based Media [email protected]

Abby Bender, Instructional Technologist, Scene Shop [email protected]
Joe Bradley, Instructional Technologist, Wood and Metal [email protected]
Caroline Casey, Studio Technician, 2D [email protected]
Alessandra Echeverri, Instructional Technologist, Printmaking [email protected]
Devin Pace, Instructional Technologist, 3D Fabrication [email protected]
Nat Lewis, Studio Technician, 3D [email protected]
Paul Reuther, Visual Resources Coordinator [email protected]
Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Instructional Technologist, Costume Studio [email protected]


The Flagg building front door and facade

500 17th Street, NW

At the Corcoran School, the Flagg Building is one of our homes on campus. The Beaux Arts building on 17th Street, three blocks from the original Renwick gallery, dates back to 1897. The first phase of renovations to the historic Flagg Building were completed in the spring of 2018. The main offices for the Corcoran School, the Interior Architecture, Design and Studio Arts degrees are located in the "Administrative Offices" to the left of the South Atrium. 


Programs Found in the Building

Studios in the Flagg Building 

Quick tip: Corcoran Hall (725 21st Street, NW) is not the Corcoran School's Flagg Building (500 17th Street, NW).


Building XX facade

Our Theatre and Dance classes take place in performance spaces where you can put what you learn directly into practice. Our administrative office is located in Building XX at 814 20th Street, NW (3rd Floor); XX is accessible any day with GWorld.

To reserve a space, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Programs Found in These Spaces 

Studios Across Campus


Front building facade of Samson Hall

2036 H Street, NW (Third Floor)

Our Museum Studies program calls Samson Hall home. Here, you will connect with faculty and staff as you progress through the program.


Our Music program is practical and experiential. You can study in classrooms and practice rooms. Our main administrative office is located in Phillips Hall, 801 22nd Street NW, B-144; 

Music spaces map (pdf)

Practice Rooms

Instrument Storage

Studio/Classroom Spaces


Front face of the Smith Hall of Art

The Smith Hall of Art houses our Fine Arts and Art History programs, as well as Gallery 102. The Art History program's administrative office is located at 801 22nd Street, NW in Room 101. 

Programs Found in the Building

Studios in the Building 



Front door and facade of the S. Dillon Ripley Center

The Decorative Arts and Design History program is located in the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center on 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 3077. Specialized seminars in the history of furniture, textiles, costume, glass, ceramics, silver and interiors are taught here.

Decorative Arts Library and Computer Lab


A lecturer, surrounded by students, stands before art prints on a wall

Corcoran's continuing education courses, for people of all ages in the community, generally take place at Flagg (500 17th Street, NW) and Smith (801 22nd Street, NW). 



Three students watch intently as a professor demonstrates a technique over a worktable

Chorus America / DC Jazz Festival / Gallagher & Associates / The Kennedy Center / Library of Congress / The National Air and Space Museum / National Endowment for the Arts / National Portrait Gallery / NPR / PBS / S. Dillon Ripley Center / Shakespeare Theatre Company / Smithsonian Institution / Washington Concert Opera / The White House