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1200 West Marshall Student Housing

1200 West Marshall Student Housing is a 6-story, 406-bed student housing project in downtown Richmond adjacent to the VCU Monroe Park campus was built under an aggressive 16-month schedule. The project includes ground floor retail space along North Harrison Street and 199 structured parking spaces on two levels.

Totaling 136 units, the project includes 35 four-bedroom units, 76 three-bedroom units, 13 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom units. The complex also includes a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor bicycle storage, roof deck, multi-purpose room, theater room, study rooms, and interior courtyards featuring elaborate hardscaping, landscaping and site furnishings.

The new structure of this 260,167 square foot project, which includes approximately 30,000 square feet of adaptive reuse of the existing Hajoca building, is comprised of 4 stories of wood framing atop 2 floors of cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete. The building is clad in a combination of masonry veneer, fiber cement siding and trim, aluminum shingles, and aluminum windows and storefronts. Mechanical systems include high-efficiency, electric split-system heat pumps.

The project is LEED certified by achieving points related to development density and connectivity, alternative transportation, water efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures, energy efficiency, construction waste management, regional production and recycled content of materials, high-reflectivity roofing and other sustainable design and construction methods.

Project Info

Owner: Gilbane Development Company
Architect: Grant Architects, P.C.
Location: Richmond, VA
Project Size: 260,167 SF
Completion: August 2013