The Jefferson Scholars Foundation Headquarters provides the Jefferson Fellows community a space to study, teach, and conduct research. The facility is made up of four connected structures: Foundation offices, event space, conference rooms /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: 2009 – 2010
SIZE: 27,479 SF
COST: $14.6 million
2011 – Merit Award, Facility Design, AIA CAE
2010 – Award for Excellence in Architecture, AIA Virginia
2010 – Honor Award, AIA Central Virginia