North Court Renovation
University of Richmond,
ORIGINALLY DESIGNED by Ralph Adams Cram, the 60,000 square foot, 100-year old North Court was built as a classroom and residential facility for Westhampton Women’s College (now the University of Richmond). Still a popular housing option for students, the University of Richmond recently commissioned Glavé & Holmes Architecture to fully renovate the residence hall. Traditional hall style rooms and common baths will be replaced by semi-suite configurations, with expanded amenities for social gathering, study groups, and formal meetings.
It is intended that the interior spaces be warm, inviting and enduring in nature, as was the original intent of Cram’s multi-functional building. The project also includes a comprehensive remediation of the building envelope to resolve water infiltration issues and increase energy efficiency. Glavé & Holmes Architecture utilized point cloud technology to capture existing conditions of the building and collaborated with the construction manager to develop a BIM model that aids in the design of the project.