GW Thurston Hall

GW Thurston Hall

GW Thurston Hall The renovation at Thurston Hall, the largest first-year residence hall at The George Washington University, is designed to bring students together in residential, social, and academic settings. In collaboration with VMDO of Charlottesville, SMBW provided interior design services for this Living Learning Community. The renovation is designed around a community-centric courtyard, offering…

Liberty University Athletics Center

Liberty University Athletics Center

Liberty University Athletics Center The Liberty University Athletics Center integrates athletic operations, training facilities, and academic support services to provide an innovative athletic facility for D-1 student athletes. This 72,240-sf facility provides a holistic athletic and academic ecosystem in one convenient location. SMBW provided interior design and furniture selections to the Architect of Record, VMDO….

JMU Jennings Hall

JMU Jennings Hall

JMU Jennings Hall At James Madison University’s Paul Jennings Hall, named after James Madison’s enslaved personal servant, represents a growing student community with flexible space for the future of residence life on the east end of campus. More than five hundred beds house students that can also enjoy the study rooms and lounges located on…

University of Virginia – LinkLab

University of Virginia – LinkLab

University of Virginia – LinkLab UVA’s LinkLab, located in historic Olsson Hall (built 1960), is home to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Through cross-departmental research and education, students and faculty are “accelerating the development of cyber-physical systems for smart cities, autonomous systems, and smart health.” This 18,000 sf facility houses an engineering hardware…

Washington & Lee University – Center for Global Learning

Washington & Lee University – Center for Global Learning

Washington & Lee University – 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…

University of Richmond – Queally Center

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…

Virginia Commonwealth University – Sanger Hall

Virginia Commonwealth University – Sanger Hall

Virginia Commonwealth University – 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…

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University of Virginia – Campbell Hall

University of Virginia – Campbell Hall

University of Virginia – 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…

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Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club

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…

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Cooperatory Café

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…

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Drexel University – Drexel Central

Drexel University – Drexel Central

Drexel University – 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…

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University of Virginia – Darden School Incubator

University of Virginia – Darden School Incubator

University of Virginia – 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…

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University of Richmond – Weinstein Hall

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…

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Virginia Commonwealth University – Technology Store

Virginia Commonwealth University – Technology Store

Virginia Commonwealth University – 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…

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