H. Randolph “Randy” Holmes, Jr., AIA, president of Glavé & Holmes Architecture was honored with the prestigious Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Virginia Society AIA.

The Virginia Society AIA honors architects with the Award for Distinguished Achievement based on especially noteworthy achievement in design, practice, education, service as “citizen architect,” or service to the profession. Holmes’ influence on the industry and accomplishments throughout his career made him one of three architects honored with the award at the Annual Meeting of the Membership and the Visions for Architecture gala this past weekend.

Randy Holmes has dedicated more than 30 years to the architecture industry, starting his career at Cooper Robertson and Partners. In 1990, he joined Glavé Newman Anderson and enjoyed 15 years of shared collaboration with the firm’s founder, James Glavé, before assuming a leadership role in the firm. His commitment to contextual sensitivity and outstanding quality are evident in each project he undertakes. He is committed to advancing architecture and the standards of architectural education and training through the practice of foundational principles, which guide the development of his work. Holmes’ diverse portfolio includes some of Virginia’s most prominent structures, such as the award-winning William Smith Morton Library at Union Presbyterian Seminary, the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center and Museum, the Paul & Phyllis Galanti Education Center at the Virginia War Memorial, and the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge.