Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is pleased to announce that Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification.

Christopher Newport Hall anchors a primary axis of the campus and serves as the frontispiece on the Great Lawn at its eastern end. To spur the University’s mission of advancing student achievement, the new building provides facilities to support student services, including an Academic Success Center, Career Development offices, Office of Disability Resources, and additional student academic support space. Also included are the campus welcome center, Office of Admissions, and executive-level administrative offices. The project employs a glass floor and is capped with a dome and cupola roofed in copper sheet. Academic buildings and student walk paths bound the building site on three sides. The facility introduces the CNU Admissions tour groups to the Great Lawn via a monumental stair. Additionally, the building is planned and structured to receive an enclosed bridge connection to a future Library addition. Sustainable features include:

  • Community connectivity
  • Public transportation access
  • Fuel-efficient vehicle preferred parking
  • Water-efficient fixtures
  • Recycled and local building materials
  • Recycled construction waste
  • Low VOC materials
  • Lighting controls and LED lighting
  • High efficiency HVAC
  • Courtyard provides natural daylighting for building