Gladding Residence Center at VCU

LEED: Silver


Project Description:

The largest college dormitory in Virginia, the Gladding Residence Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University houses 1,524 freshmen students in traditional and semi-suite style double rooms. In keeping with the quest to improve the residential experience at VCU, this 356,000-square-foot residence hall – with 12 floors and four neighborhoods – also houses Residential Life and Housing offices, a Housing Leadership Center, exercise center and building support space. It even features a 40,000-square-foot landscaped courtyard. This new center replaces two four-story residence halls: Gladding I, built in 1979, and Gladding II, built in 1982, which were razed before construction began. General contractor was W.M. Jordan, of Richmond and Newport News, Virginia, and drywall contractor was Agent Wall Systems of Norfolk, Virginia.


This project includes the following National Gypsum products:

° 96 MSF of Gold Bond® BRAND eXP® Shaftliner

° 176 MSF of Gold Bond® BRAND eXP® Sheathing (1/2”)

° 192 MSF of Gold Bond® BRAND Hi-Abuse® XP® Gypsum Board

° 624 MSF of Gold Bond® BRAND XP® Gypsum Board (5/8”)

° 1,536 MSF of Gold Bond® BRAND High Strength Fire-Shield® LITE® (5/8”)

° 25 trucks of ProForm® BRAND Ready Mix Joint Compound


Photo by Paul Burk Photography