Realizing the need to unite the Institute for Church Life and Center for Social Concerns under one roof, The University of Notre Dame commissioned CSO Architects to design Geddes Hall. Geddes Hall is the first LEED certified building on Notre Dame’s campus. CSO incorporated sustainable design principles while simultaneously designing the building to seamlessly blend with its historic collegiate gothic surroundings.The building houses each department’s offices as well as a 72-seat chapel, coffee house, two student libraries, nine conference rooms and an auditorium. Additionally, the building includes bicycle storage, a changing room with showers and designated parking for fuel efficient vehicles. The interior is designed to be warm and inviting while providing a multitude of areas for interaction between students and faculty.