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William + Mary Housing + Dining Master Plan

Through a public-private partnership, the College of William and Mary plans to enhance its campus with two key housing developments and new dining facilities, targeting the Lemon-Hardy complex and the Campus Center precinct. These initiatives aim to create living-learning environments that embody the college's core values — belonging, curiosity, excellence, flourishing, integrity, respect, and service — fostering human connections and supporting both academic and personal development.

The Lemon-Hardy Project will introduce 206 beds in a mix of traditional and semi-suite styles, designed to promote student interaction and forge a strong sense of community. Aligning with the architectural style of existing buildings, this expansion enhances accessibility and the complex's overall presence, completing its triangular layout with designs that encourage connections between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Simultaneously, the West 1 Project on the western side of the campus aims to blend student life with the natural landscape, offering restorative views and a sustainable design beneficial to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Located off Ukrop Way and Yates Road, this project plans to house 800 students, integrating them with nature and facilitating easy access across campus sectors. Central to this project is a modern dining commons designed to meet contemporary student needs, encouraging community engagement with versatile meal plans and varied seating options.

Both projects are carefully designed to complement William & Mary's historic aesthetics with modern amenities and sustainability in mind. Focused on building inclusive, lively communities, these developments promise to provide equitable and diverse housing and dining experiences, marrying the campus's traditional charm with contemporary facilities.

  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Scope: Planning
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 2022
Project Team
David Keith
Jane Cady Rathbone
Design Principal
Rebecca B. Ensogna
Project Manager
Adam Schultz
Reid Sabin
Matthew J. Lee
Interior Design