Virginia War Memorial

Virginia War Memorial

The Virginia War Memorial is considered the preeminent state memorial for American veterans. The memorial is located on a scenic and monumental bank of the James River overlooking the woodland rapids of the river basin as it flows through the City of Richmond – a place of urban, historic, and natural settings. It is a…

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Main Street Station

Main Street Station

Richmond’s iconic 1901 Main Street Station served as one of the primary rail hubs in the Mid-Atlantic region for over eighty years. The new Station Master Plan provides a vision for the revitalization of the entire site and its historic structures. Reintroduction of passenger rail service at the platform level of the historic shed will…

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Rose Hills Memorial Park

Rose Hills Memorial Park

Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California encompasses 1,500 acres and is the largest cemetery in the United States. Our firm was commissioned to design a new 3,000 crypt mausoleum complex located in a developing one hundred acre precinct within the park. The site is positioned at the head of a planned four acre lake…

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YCAPP

YCAPP

YCAPP, Youth Challenged Advised and Positively Promoted, is one of the leading human service providers in the region. Their mission is to nurture and mentor emotionally and cognitively challenged and at-risk youth through a variety of programs including in-school and at-home counseling, supplemental educational programs, vocational and career exploration, and residential sites for young males….

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Army Women Museum

Army Women Museum

The Fort Lee US Army Women Museum expansion includes a 1,500 SF multi-purpose meeting facility and a 1,000 SF atrium that reorients and redefines the entrance. The new wing establishes an entry sequence into the building, and aesthetically composes the outdoor space between the new and old elevations into a single cohesive garden space. This…

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Since opening in 1936, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has developed an art collection of global scope and international significance. Designed in collaboration with Rick Mather of London, England, the expansion added 100,000 square feet of new space to the existing 240,000-square-foot museum, and increased previous gallery space by 50 percent. A new atrium…

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Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery comprises thirty-four acres of land on the north side of Sperryville Pike (U.S. Route 522) in the town of Culpeper, Virginia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery includes a mid-nineteenth century municipal cemetery, an early-twentieth century African American cemetery, and a monument to Confederate dead. The proposed improvements will…

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Belvedere Gardens

Belvedere Gardens

Overlooking the town of Salem, Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains to the northwest, this 2,500-crypt mausoleum is conceived as a landscape intervention atop a 110-acre memorial park. The project is defined by three gardens: the Allee – a formal garden, which initiates the entry sequence and establishes the eastern boundary of the site; the Grove…

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Richmond City Hall

Richmond City Hall

SMBW was retained by the City of Richmond to review and evaluate the existing condition and remaining service life of various materials, components, and systems currently in service at Richmond City Hall. As a result of the study, the recommended course of action was to remove the existing defective marble cladding and replace it with…

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National Donor Memorial

National Donor Memorial

Conceived as an urban contemplative garden, the National Memorial for Organ and Tissue Donors is comprised of three metaphorical rooms that commemorate the emotional journey of a donor family as they face the difficult and painful process of organ donation. The memorial landscape is comprised of three main spaces; a serene grove, an open lawn,…

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