UVA Bookstore Awarded LEED Silver Certification

Oehme, van Sweden is pleased to announce that the UVA Bookstore expansion has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

OvS was the Landscape Architect on the project, which was designed by Architect Paul Lund of Bowie Gridley. Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor of Sustainable Design Consulting assisted with LEED certification. The scope included renovation of the existing Bookstore and adjacent parking garage, including a new new entrance and streetscape along Emmet Street which serves as a gateway to the University of Virginia. The landscape design included Green Screens to shield the parking structures, street trees and masses of native perennials and shrubs as part of a surface water retention program.