Gallaudet opens it's new, deaf-friendly dorm this week. The $16 million, 85,000 square foot building includes office space as well as areas for student living. It is just the first in a series of buildings that could lay the groundwork for a national standard for design and construction. The facility includes wider hallways, better lighting, more open space, and automatic doors to avoid pauses in conversations. If the DC Zoning Commission approves, the school's decade-long plan will include the construction of six more buildings like the new dorm.