Campaign Goal
The Living Village Project
The regenerative student residential hall will be the largest living building in the higher education sector.

Living Village Project

We are charged with the responsibility to be stewards of creation. Sustainable living is not only an ecological decision but an ethical one, driven by our growing recognition that humans are part of nature, not lords over it. Compelled to put biblical and eco-theological principles into practice, we invite others to join us in creating a flourishing future.

What Is the Living Village?

Adhering to the ambitious standards of the Living Building Challenge, our Living Village will provide affordable housing for students in net-zero-energy buildings. Serving as a key component of Yale’s Planetary Solutions initiative, the Living Village will inspire and teach our community to live in harmony with the Earth.

Currently in design, the Living Village at Yale Divinity School will be completed in phases; phase-one construction will begin in the winter of 2023, with occupancy expected in the fall of 2024.

Community Impact

A daring expression of Yale Divinity School’s academic and moral vision, the Living Village project will benefit our community by: 

  • providing students below-market rental rates 
  • using forward-looking design that fosters inclusivity and belonging 
  • creating shared space for community and collaboration among future leaders  

Project Highlights

  • Ecologically sustainable structure
  • Zero-carbon footprint
  • Construction that uses only recycled and environmentally friendly materials
  • Triple-net-zero design that treats waste onsite and equips the complex to meet energy and water needs from onsite sun and precipitation
  • Holistic architectural design that will connect with Sterling Divinity Quadrangle for a united living and learning environment
  • An aesthetic that reflects the beauty and inspiration that are central to the YDS ethos and the faith traditions of which we are part

The Living Village is one major way Yale Divinity School is committing itself to addressing the climate crisis and other environmental threats. Learn more about our “Apostles of the Environment” sustainability initiatives in faculty, curriculum, operations, and other areas.

For more information

For further information on the Living Village Project, please contact:

Barbara Sabia
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Development
409 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: (203) 432-4791
E-mail: barbara.sabia@yale.edu

Bruce McCann
Living Village Project Manager
409 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: (203) 432-3349
E-mail: bruce.mccann@yale.edu

Contact

Secondary Attractions

'We Are Called'
Yale Divinity School has launched a major fundraising campaign for scholarships, faculty support, the Living Village, and more.