This clickable map shows information about the elements of the Living Village including the landscape.

An aerial view of the Living Village site shown as diagrams.
Water Commons Entrance Portal Community Courtyard The Orchard The Grove East Rock Lawn and Amphitheater Dining Terrace Divinity Farm Living Building Residence Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Reception Area

Water Commons

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.

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Entrance Portal

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.

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Community 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.

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The Orchard

On the west side of the new building will be a large, open space planted with orchard tree species.

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The Grove

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.

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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.

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Dining Terrace

The dining terrace is a green roof designed to bring together the community through food with amazing views to East Rock.

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Divinity Farm

A community garden established in 2009 by students, faculty, and administrators; tended by campus volunteers in cooperation with the Yale School of the Environment.

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Living Building Residence

The regenerative student residential hall is designed to be the largest living-building housing complex on a university campus.
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Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Reception Area

Digital architectural rendering of a brick building with people standing in the front.

The new welcome area and lobby will create a sense of arrival at Yale Divinity School.

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