This clickable map shows information about the elements of the Living Village including the landscape.
The Water Commons, located near the eastern end of the LV’s east-west axis, is intended to bring the village together around water and highlight its influence on peoples’ lives.
As you enter the site from Prospect Street, you rise up the hillside toward the northwest corner of the new building, where a dropoff area and the main entry portal welcomes you into the central courtyard.
Designed with a central lawn and water features on the side and with an open and flexible courtyard organization will direct view and attention to the SDQ entrance and the Marquand Chapel beyond.
On the west side of the new building will be a large, open space planted with orchard tree species.
The serpentine path from SDQ will join with the existing pathway through the woodland to Saint Ronan Street. Additional trees will be planted to aid in the succession of the existing mature canopy layer.
East Rock Lawn and Amphitheater
Stone landscaping offers seating for fifty people in the amphitheater, with the lawn offering seating and gathering space for up to thirty additional people for programming, quiet reflection, or entertainment.
The dining terrace is a green roof designed to bring together the community through food with amazing views to East Rock.
A community garden established in 2009 by students, faculty, and administrators; tended by campus volunteers in cooperation with the Yale School of the Environment.
Living Building Residence
The regenerative student residential hall is designed to be the largest living-building housing complex on a university campus.
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Reception Area
The new welcome area and lobby will create a sense of arrival at Yale Divinity School.