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Roanoke Higher Education Center

Roanoke, Virginia – $21,000,000 historic rehabilitation of 156,000 square foot railroad headquarters into center housing 13 institutions of higher learning.
Complete interior renovation, exterior restoration, and addition. National historic Landmark.  Complex program and systems integration challenges.
Mark McConnel was project manager and designer on this project while with another firm.

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Washington and Lee University Leyburn Library Renovation

Lexington, Virginia – $1.5M Complete renovation of the 32,000 SF main floor of W+L’s Leyburn Library on a compressed schedule and budget.
The renovated library now provides students with a learning environment that is both technologically modernized and spatially appealing for students.
A new entry has been created to establish a better connection to new student activity [...]

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Dodd Hall Auditorium

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia – Renovation of 13,000 square foot, 1,276 seat auditorium and public lobby space. Lighting updated for energy and lighting levels. Finishes and seating replaced. New thrust stage with ADA lift installed. Millwork covers for existing radiator system. Creation of new storage areas.

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Our Health Phase II

Winchester, Virginia – $6,500,000 renovation of the 63,000 square foot historic Snapp Foundry into Winchester Health department including clinic and lab; Department of Social services, Legal Aid, and workforce training.
LEED Silver Certified project
Historic tax credit project that also received new market tax credit funding
Mark McConnel was project manager and designer on this project while with [...]

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204 Jefferson

Roanoke, Virginia – $11,000,000 renovation of downtown high-rise office building into 13 custom-designed senior living residential units. Intensive architectural work including building FF&E, interior design, and compliance with Park Service Standards.  Each unit is unique and designed for individual owners with separate budget constraints.  Units were constructed sequentially with building upgrades including a bridge to [...]

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Warehouse Row Business Center

Roanoke, Virginia – Renovation of urban warehouse structure to house high-technology flexible office and research space for biotechnology companies.  Historic tax credit project with very tight budget.
Why is this important?
This project is owned by a group of three non-profit organizations who needed to create a space that was spectacular and, at the same time, extraordinarily [...]

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Imperial Center for the Arts & Sciences

Rocky Mount, North Carolina – 145,000 square feet, $32,000,000 visual and performing arts center in Rocky Mount, NC.  100,000 square feet of historic rehabilitation tax work plus new theatre on same site.  Work included, art galleries; clay, ceramic, paint, textile, and welding studios, outdoor open-air kilns, animal habitats, and planetarium.  Intensive HVAC systems coordination and [...]

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Stonewall Jackson Hotel

Staunton, Virginia – $23,000,000 restoration of 100,587 square foot historic hotel with significant additions. Intensive architectural work including building FF&E, interior design, and compliance with Park Service Standards. Historic  Rehabilitation Tax Credit project.  Improvements included a full service kitchen, indoor pool and fitness suite, grand ballroom, meeting rooms, complete HVAC and electrical installations – all [...]

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Hopetree Dining & Classroom

Salem, Virginia – New community building for HopeTree School (formerly the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home).  Complete dining facility with commercial kitchen, art and vocational classrooms, meeting spaces, administration offices, library, and other learning spaces.  LEED Silver certifiable
Why is this important?
Ground up building for not-for-profit institution with a very limited budget.  Contextual design that fits in [...]

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Gypsy Hill Place

Staunton, Virginia – $12,500,000 renovation of the 100,000 square foot R.E. Lee High School into 63 Senior Living apartments, 350 seat theatre, congregate dining, large activity space, and Senior Center; including Meals on Wheels kitchen and distribution.
LEED Certified project.
Historic tax credit project that also received new market tax credit funding.
Mark McConnel was project manager on [...]

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