University of Richmond, Gateway Village Apartments
In association with BCWH Architects
Certified: LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council
Gateway Village Apartments is the first phase of the redevelopment for the University of Richmond’s South Campus, providing improved residence life facilities for upper classmen. The apartments are organized into four buildings with three- and four-story configurations oriented along the new campus pedestrian path and intramural playing fields. The project includes 44 apartment units, each with four single occupant bedroom spaces, for a total of 176 beds. Each unit also includes two bathrooms, a full kitchen with a large center island, and a spacious living area.
Space between the buildings forms a variety of community outdoor areas and courtyards each connected by walkways to create a cohesive and well-connected social environment. Apartment entrances open onto the courtyards and provide space for social gathering on porches which fosters a sense of community and student interaction. A shared community space, which includes a large lounge area, game room, laundry facilities, and a private study room, is centrally located within the building to provide easy access for residents.
Gateway Village completed in August of 2014 for the Fall semester.