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Glavé & Holmes Architecture is pleased to announce that our design for Washington Hall Exhibit at Washington and Lee University has won First Place in the Historic Preservation category of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Hall (c. 1824) was known as “the Center Building”, an appellation referencing its central importance as much as its physical location in Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade. Important administrative functions, including the offices of the President, Provost, and University Development, fill the 24,400 square feet of this elegant three-story building.

Working within the confines of a historically significant lobby space while adhering to the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and LEED principles, the design sought to reconcile four main goals: (1) Create exhibit space used to educate people about and honor George Washington’s role in founding the university; (2) provide a beautiful and welcoming public lobby; (3) provide space honoring University benefactors; and (4) make sure students and faculty still felt comfortable using the space, thereby keeping it active and lively.

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