PEG Residence Hall

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, Virginia


Mary Baldwin’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) is for students who are on an accelerated educational path — bypassing high school and entering college between the ages of 13 – 16. PEG Residence Hall was designed to provide on-campus housing to meet these students’ unique needs.


This new building provides residential and common living space for 50 students and seven adults. Organized into small clusters, each with adult supervision, GBR Architects designed an environment to simulate a home away from home for these young women. The building, situated on a steep hillside, links the campus to the street level, providing multiple connections. A separate entry for traditional students provides more flexibility in occupancy. The building forms and finishes were designed to blend with the campus’s signature vocabulary.