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University of Richmond

Jeter Hall Renovation

Jeter Hall is an existing dormitory that was among the first buildings constructed on the Westhampton campus of the University of Richmond. The University engaged BCWH to reconfigure the existing 107 bed traditional style dormitory of compact sleeping rooms and grouped restroom facilities into an 83 bed, semi-suite style residence hall. The dormitory was also designed to achieve LEED v3 NC Silver. In addition, the renovation included adding laundry facilities and a social lounge on the lower level, and a student study room located on each floor. The interior was modified while saving as much of the existing structure, stairs and stair enclosures as possible. The exterior envelope was not significantly modified. An elevator was added within a new shaft enclosure and floor penetrations. New HVAC systems were designed to include central control and monitoring from the University energy management system. Fire alarm and fire protection systems were replaced and all plumbing was upgraded. The exterior improvements largely consisted of window replacement, moisture control at subsurface locations around the entire perimeter, and potentially general maintenance tasks such as masonry pointing, wood trim repair or replacement, and stucco finish repair. Landscaping at the main entrance was modified to create a handicap accessible approach into the building.