Landmark College

'The Bridges' Student Residences


  • National Design-Build Excellence Award
    Private Sector Building - Under $15 Million
    Design-Build Institute of America
  • Excellence in Architecture Award
    Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Vermont
  • Best Builder Award
    Green Building, New Construction
    Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Better Buildings by Design
    Excellence in Energy Conscious Building Design
    Honorable Mention
    Efficiency Vermont


Landmark College chose Bread Loaf to design and construct five new residence buildings as part of a comprehensive master planning initiative. The residences house a total of eighty students. The project was completed on a fast-track schedule, addressing a complex permitting process.

The two-story buildings are nestled into a wooded hillside. A series of wood bridges link pedestrian paths to suites on the upper levels, while the lower levels are directly accessible. The clean functional design of these buildings and choice of finish materials complement elements that appeal to young adults.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • Building orientation and sun-shading
  • Overall building energy efficiency
  • Use of recycled and local materials
  • Low or no-VOC paints and sealants
  • Cellulose building insulation
  • Blower door testing and air sealing
  • Improved air quality through operable windows and mechanical ventilation systems
  • Efficient radiant heating
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Energy Star® rated appliances
  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Construction waste management plan to recycle or salvage for reuse construction waste generated on-site