Glave & Holmes Architecture announced The Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto, has been awarded LEED® Silver, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and overlooking Monticello, the rehabilitation of The Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto creates a world class extension of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Glave & Holmes Architecture’s work at Montalto included a complete restoration of the interior and exterior, the design of two sympathetic additions, incorporation of new systems, infrastructure and technology and the interior design. The new facility houses the executive Board Room for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

The Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.