The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is a privately funded group whose mission is to identify, attract and nurture students of great intellectual talent who possess qualities of leadership, scholarship and citizenship to the University of Virginia. The Foundation provides the Jefferson Fellows community with a physical space in which to study, teach, and conduct research and is made up of four connected structures: the Foundation offices, Foundation Hall (a large event space), the Jefferson Fellows Center (conference rooms and Fellow offices) and the Jan and Rick Kellogg Reading Room.
2RW consulted with the architect to optimize the performance of the building envelopes and shading strategies. Services included:
The facility has numerous environmentally friendly features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, locally-sourced building materials, and an abundance of natural light. Rainwater is collected and used to irrigate the spectacularly landscaped site, and those who drive “environmentally friendly” cars receive priority parking.
The facility is predicted to utilize 45% less energy than a comparable code-compliant building.
OWNER: Jefferson Scholars Foundation
TIMEFRAME: 2007 – 2010
SIZE: 32,700 SF
COST: $13 million
2011 – Facility Design Merit Award, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education
2010 – Award for Excellence in Architecture, Virginia Society AIA
2010 – Honor Award, AIA Central Virginia Chapter