Residential Life Building + Honors College, University of Lynchburg
Cooper Carry provided campus planning, programming, architectural, and interior design services for the 270-bed Residential Life Building at the University of Lynchburg, a private university in central Virginia adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a student body of 2,800 students, 2,200 of whom are undergraduates, this student housing project focused on sophomores. The building has multiple floor plans, including two-bed units that share a common restroom, studio units for Resident Assistants on each floor, and apartments with separate entries on the ground floor for the Residential Life Directors.
The 10,000-square-foot amenity space offers sky lounge areas and a rooftop terrace overlooking the main athletic and track fields, as well as a learning kitchen, lounges, and collaboration spaces. In addition, the University Honors College is located on the base level of the facility, complete with classrooms, study rooms, a conference center, advisor offices, and break area. The common laundry room even has a study area incorporated for practical everyday use.
The design team analyzed the overall campus housing data and planned for phasing, temporary residences, and selective demolition of existing structures to create this multi-functional building.
Cooper Carry served as the Design Architect, with Dominion Seven Architects as the Architect of Record.