University of Richmond Queally Center

University of Richmond Queally Center

The Queally Admissions Center at the University of Richmond is the new signature building anchoring the campus gateway entrance. It brings together Admissions, Financial Aid, Career Services, Bursar, and Registrar to centralize student services and strengthens the connections between academic and professional opportunities. The Queally Center is a both a landmark and major destination, sited…

Washington & Lee Center for Global Learning

Washington & Lee Center for Global Learning

The Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning integrates global perspectives into the education of every W&L student. This facility for 21st century learning serves as a hub, drawing from across the W&L and Lexington communities. Advanced technologies have brought the world into the Center and take the Campus Community out into the world, connecting…

VCU Technology Store

VCU Technology Store

At the heart of Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, blocks away from the VCU Bookstore and Siegel Center, the new VCU Technology Store will become the center for student technology needs. Finding its home in an existing building, the store will inject new energy to this area of campus: using lighted perforated metal panels to clad…

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VCU Sanger Hall

VCU Sanger Hall

Sanger Hall, part of VCU’s School of Medicine is transitioning from an office and classroom space to a lab-focused building. The new layout and identity for the public and department work areas should project a holistic, progressive environment for prospect faculty, students and staff. Project goals include creating more inviting technology rich amenities, unique workstation…

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Drexel Central

Drexel Central

With a rapidly growing student population, Drexel University sought a one-stop student service center to consolidate financial service departments and enhance customer service. The new 7,000 sf Drexel Central combines seven departments in the historic Main Building and facilitates a concierge-capacity level of service. SMBW led University leadership in the strategic planning of Drexel Central’s…

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UVA Darden School Incubator

UVA Darden School Incubator

The Batten Institute at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is expanding the incubator program to create a 9,500 SF think-tank environment. The new facility, dubbed i-lab; will serve as the program’s home base for lecture, project and product development, team collaboration and presentation pitches. Anchored by a coffee shop lounge with adjoining patio…

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Cooperatory Café

Cooperatory Café

The Cooperative Leadership Institute is launching the Cooperatory at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Park in August of 2012. The Cooperatory, dubbed “Our Place”, is the host site for CLI’s program merging education, professional services, crowd sourcing and capital project funding. In a co-work setting, students and professional members learn and work collectively on live…

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Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club

Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club

The design of the Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle is meant to convey a sense of shelter and invitation. A broad overhanging roof provides gathering space, and a transparent facade shows off the activities within. The two-story structure forms two sides of a courtyard, with a future municipal aquatic facility completing the composition. The…

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UVA Campbell Hall

UVA Campbell Hall

The University of Virginia Campbell Hall additions are a joint venture between academia and practice. SMBW collaborated with design faculty to create two additions to the School of Architecture. A goal of the Dean and faculty was for the additions to serve as a pedagogical resource to inform students of design which embraces knowledge of…

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University of Richmond – Weinstein Hall

University of Richmond – Weinstein Hall

The Center for Social Sciences is the first Master Plan project to be implemented by the University of Richmond. An addition to the existing 1951 Political Science Building, it represents an opportunity to consolidate four departments, thereby fostering inter-disciplinary learning as envisioned by the University’s Strategic Plan. By framing an outdoor garden with new classroom…

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