Regenerative Village Study

Yale University, School of Divinity

Bruner/Cott and McLennan Design recently completed a comprehensive study for a new Regenerative Village at Yale Divinity School. Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge 3.0 at an unprecedented scale, this new residential complex for living and learning will demonstrate environmental leadership at the highest level and serve as a replicable model for other divinity schools, places of worship, and academic institutions worldwide. 

Project Details

The project features 150 compact and efficient housing units centered around vibrant community spaces, including a welcome center, communal kitchens and dining areas, lecture halls, gardens, meditation and study areas, lounges, a fitness center, a café, and an interfaith sacred space for worship. 

Supported by renewable energy, healthy building materials free of toxic chemicals, and ecological water systems, the Regenerative Village solidifies the school’s commitment to sustainable and affordable living, celebrating the connection between faith and environmentalism, while preparing Yale Divinity School students to go out into the world to build and lead sustainable communities of their own.