The Gladding Residence Center, delivered through a public-private partnership, is the first project implemented as a result of an Ayers Saint Gross housing master plan. It replaces an outdated residence hall with a 12-story complex on a prominent site fronting historic Monroe Park. Double-height floor lounges and communicating stairs create active and visible hubs for student interaction, and accommodate kitchens, laundry facilities, and study/collaboration spaces. The building footprint is a compact “U” shape common to the urban residential typology. A portion of the central wing is recessed along West Main Street to respect a historic bathhouse on the site. The project was completed with American Campus Communities, Clark Nexsen, and Sixthriver.
Gladding Residence Center (GRC) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is one of many Ayers Saint Gross student life projects slated […]
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