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University of Virginia
Bond House

The University of Virginia approached Goody Clancy envisioning a modern, vibrant residential space to anchor a new “green street.” Our design interweaves building, landscape, and spaces for learning and engagement.

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Bond House’s contextual exterior incorporates UVA’s historic material palette, while a warm, comfortable, colorful interior creates a transitional atmosphere for college seniors moving towards post-graduate life. The building’s large entry portal is a welcoming, illuminated front door for students returning home to their apartments. It invites the whole street to enjoy the courtyard within, celebrating UVA’s commitment to both community and sustainability.

Visible from a distance, the portal of the new residence hall offers a warm welcome at the terminus of Brandon Avenue.
Visible from the courtyard, collaboration spaces enliven the ground floor and invite participation.

In order to maximize activity and use of the space throughout the day, the first floor of Bond House is also home to the new UVA Democracy Initiative, an interdisciplinary enterprise that integrates research, teaching, and public engagement. This academic program supports student success by bringing learning into the heart of the house, creating a vital living-learning environment for upperclassmen.

Project impact
  • 30 kBtu/sf/yr

    Energy use per square foot per year, ½ of UVA’s goal of 60 kBtu/sf/yr

  • 40%

    Reduction in indoor water usage via low-flow fixtures

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Project Team

2RW Consultants


Code Red Consultants

Collaborative Lighting

Dewberry Engineers

E&F Elevator Inspections & Consulting

Erbschloe Consulting Services

Froehling & Robertson

Heller & Metzger

Integrated Eco Strategy

KBE Building Corporation

Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Thornton Tomasetti



Studio HDP

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