Charlottesville, Va — The hall is one piece of a plan to replace all on-campus housing.
Charlottesville, Va. — The University of Virginia recently selected EYP Architecture & Engineering to lead the design of a new 200-bed residence hall and related site landscape planning within its existing first-year student housing district. To be situated in close proximity to Scott Stadium, the new residence hall will be located in the vicinity of the Observatory Hill Dining Hall and five existing residence halls (known as the Alderman Road Residence Halls), as well as to planned future residence halls south on Alderman Road.
The new residence hall will offer modern amenities, sustainable features and will be designed to promote student interaction and collaboration. Designed exclusively for first-year students, it will include double rooms, floor lounges and study areas on each floor, as well as group study rooms, a multi-purpose room, a commons, and two apartments for residence life staff, all on the ground floor.
A separate wing will include offices for the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The new facility is scheduled for completion in summer 2015.
EYP says this hall is one piece of a multi-phase building project that will ultimately replace all of the 1960s-era housing on campus.
The project's site landscape planning component will determine how many future residence halls can be accommodated along Alderman Road and will develop a landscape strategy to connect to existing residence halls further down the street.
EYP is collaborating with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville on this aspect of the project.