Thursday, July 11, 2013

CSIS Preparing Move to New Headquarters

The move is in sight for the #1 think tank in the world for security and international affairs.  The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will apparently be moving to its new headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC during the month of September.

CSIS purchased the 15,394-square-foot development site off Scott Circle in 2007.  Cassidy & Pinkard arranged the sale of the site, which is five blocks north of the White House.  The seller of the site at that time was Gould Property.  Public records show that the land was purchased for just under $31.5 million.

A 2011 CSIS press release noted that construction of the new building is expected to cost approximately $100 million.

Here are some more details, including renderings of the new building and a map of the new location.

Based on the promo images and renderings, it looks like it will be pretty snazzy...

And I don't doubt that the new CSIS will have the best think tank cafeteria in town.