2020 USGBC Virginia Community Leader Award – Historical Renovation – University of Richmond North Court

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LSE is honored to be part of this great team to deliver this LEED Gold Building with 45% Energy Cost Savings compared to ASHRAE 90.1 Baseline Bldg.

  • Owner: University of Richmond
  • General Contractor: Kjellstrom and Lee
  • Architect: GlavĂ© & Holmes Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Dunbar, Milby, Williams, Pittman & Vaughan
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Lu + S Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Draper Aden Associates
  • Envelope Consultant: WDP & Associates
  • Commissioning: WSP Acoustic Consultant:
  • Acoustical Design Collaborative, Ltd.

The University of Richmond is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. North Court is a classroom and residential facility designed by Ralph Adams Cram and built in 1914 as the original Westhampton College building. Today, the building is divided into two sections: academic and residential.

North Court Residential was converted from hall-style, single, double and triple rooms with shared hall baths to suite-style rooms with private baths. Additional renovation work included common areas, three large assembly spaces, a social and academic lounge, a community kitchen, a faculty apartment and laundry facilities. The building is four stories tall with a basement. Its structure has a steel frame encased in concrete with cast-in-place concrete floor slabs. The building envelope is brick, with limestone and pre-cast concrete detailing, and slate and copper roofs.