Case Western Reserve University
South Residential Village



South Residential Village


Case Western Reserve University


Cleveland, OH


Fall 2024


190,000 GSF


LEED Gold Target


Residence Halls

Partner Firm

VAA Architects

As with many universities, Case Western Reserve University seeks to support students through the “Sophomore Slump.” It is in the second year that some students struggle to find their place academically and socially. To combat the “Slump”, the University decided to create the South Residential Village (SRV), a 600 bed center of gravity for second year students who are currently located in multiple sites across the urban campus. The team developed a program and design to support community building at multiple scales - the pod, the floor, the building, and the district.

The SRV provides amenities — a multi-purpose room to host campus wide events, a wellness center and several programmed exterior spaces — to further reinforce this goal.

Awards + Recognition

Structural Engineer | LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | Karpinski Engineering

Civil Engineer | Osborn Engineering

Landscape Architect | Stephen Stimson Associates

Lighting Consultant | Francis Krahe & Associates, Inc.

Acoustical Engineer | Acentech

Sustainable Design Consultant | The Green Engineer

Specifications | Kalin Associates

Cost Consultant | Dharam Consulting

Code Consultant | Hastings Consulting

Interior Designer | MoharDesign, LLC.

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