Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.

When first year students moved into Gooch Hall in the fall of 2015, they did so amid wishful comments from their upper division peers. “I wish I could move back in to the building,” said Second Year student McKenzie Cromer. Students’ enthusiasm is rooted in the building’s new modern bathrooms, simulated hardwood floors, and the open and more spacious feel of the bedrooms.

The first phase of VMDO’s multi-phase transformation of Gooch-Dillard residence hall, the opening of 36 beds in Gooch Hall represents the beginning of a new era in the 1980s building complex. Tasked with replacing interior finishes and providing new M/E/P/FP work, VMDO is creating a new residential experience in the nine-building complex. By combining singles to create new double rooms, the building will offer students more ample living space suitable for first year students. Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.

Finally, a new ventilation system will maintain the indoor air quality of the building, providing fresh air and controlling humidity levels. With a prominent location at the gateway to the University, the renovated Gooch-Dillard Hall will set a renewed first impression of student living at the University of Virginia.

When first year students moved into Gooch Hall in the fall of 2015, they did so amid wishful comments from their upper division peers. “I wish I could move back in to the building,” said Second Year student McKenzie Cromer. Students’ enthusiasm is rooted in the building’s new modern bathrooms, simulated hardwood floors, and the open and more spacious feel of the bedrooms.

The first phase of VMDO’s multi-phase transformation of Gooch-Dillard residence hall, the opening of 36 beds in Gooch Hall represents the beginning of a new era in the 1980s building complex. Tasked with replacing interior finishes and providing new M/E/P/FP work, VMDO is creating a new residential experience in the nine-building complex. By combining singles to create new double rooms, the building will offer students more ample living space suitable for first year students. Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.

Finally, a new ventilation system will maintain the indoor air quality of the building, providing fresh air and controlling humidity levels. With a prominent location at the gateway to the University, the renovated Gooch-Dillard Hall will set a renewed first impression of student living at the University of Virginia.

Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.
Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.
Carefully selected for both visual appeal and durability, new finishes and lighting lend the interiors an attractive environment tailored to a more sophisticated taste.

Client: University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Discipline: Residence Life

Completion: 2016

Size: 67,500 SF