About the International Center
The Carole Weinstein International Center is dedicated to the internationalization of the curriculum and co-curricular activities across the University of Richmond's five schools. The Center is named in honor of Carole M. Weinstein, whose generous support of the University of Richmond's international education programs spans more than two decades. The 57,000-square-foot building houses the Office of International Education along with twelve departments and interdisciplinary programs, members of the law faculty, and visiting scholars from the University's five schools. In addition, the Center features seven high-tech classrooms, meeting space and programming venues, collaborative spaces for students and faculty, an outdoor classroom, a meeting room, and the Passport Café.
The Carole Weinstein International Center, designed by Glavé & Holmes Associates, and built by the construction firm of Taylor & Parrish, Inc., was planned and constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, an internationally recognized green building certification program. Regionally manufactured materials and responsible forest-use products were used in construction. Insulation and energy-efficient equipment, including "thermal storage" air conditioning and occupancy-controlled lighting, will reduce energy consumption by more than 20 percent. The Center's white roof reflects sunlight and serves to reduce the "heat island" effect found in the built environment. Water usage will be reduced by 20 percent as a result of the water-efficient fixtures installed throughout the Center. Landscaping throughout the site includes native or adaptive plants that require little or no irrigation.