Leake II/Skipwith Hall at UVA Earns LEED Gold

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced this week that Bowie Gridley Architects’ recent work at the Leake II/Skipwith Hall Building at The University of Virginia received LEED Gold certification. With an impressive 62 of the required points, this new 14,500 sf facility management shop support and office building incorporates a variety of sustainable technologies including green roofs, photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, highly efficient mechanical systems and glazing, as well permeable paving systems at adjacent driveway and patios.

The new two-level office building includes new office space, private offices and conference rooms. A clerestory roof provides natural daylight over the central portion of the building. The welcoming interior was designed to promote collaboration and impromptu discussions through the open office floorplan. To promote a healthful work environment, furniture was selected with ergonomic principles in mind, such as adjustable standing desks and standing chairs.