Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is pleased to announce the firm earned three new Interior Design Excellence Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers / International Interior Design Association.
- Regency Room at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, First Place, Custom Category
- Regency Room at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Honorable Mention, Hospitality Category
- President’s Suite at Washington and Lee University, Honorable Mention, Historic Preservation Category
Regency Room, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, a Doubletree by Hilton
Founded in 1882, the Hotel Roanoke rises above the city of Roanoke and is intricately intertwined with the city’s social fabric and regional history. The Regency Room, the Hotel’s primary formal dining space, was the result of an expansion in 1938. The large, formal dining room has witnessed countless celebrations and is imbedded in the memory of many as iconic as the Hotel Roanoke itself. Recognizing the need for the Regency Room to continue its legacy of renewal and in honor of the dining room’s 75th anniversary, the Hotel commissioned G&HA to renovate the space. Any renovation work would require a very gentle hand and a sincere appreciation for the room’s historical context. This process involved the introduction of a new dividing wall, upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, and refreshing the interior finishes and furnishings. The addition of the dividing wall creates flexibility in the floorplan and allows for more intimate dining while maintaining the integrity of the original design. Custom carpet patterns, bespoke casegoods and light fixtures, paint palettes and furniture selections were crafted and selected to reflect the well-established identity of the restaurant while giving new life to the space.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Hall (c. 1824) is the central building in Washington and Lee’s historic Colonnade. Glavé & Holmes was selected to renovate the building, which included updating the Office of the President in a way that would retain the essential feel and character of Washington Hall while introducing modern systems and functionality, meeting the needs of the President now and in the future. The design approach for the President’s Office was to undo some unfortunate recent alterations, while complying with the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation. The team gave the office new life with a new color palette and furnishings that blended seamlessly with the simple but elegant architecture. The historic fabric of the existing space was evaluated and prioritized, noting areas that had a high or low degree of integrity relative to their original condition. The upgraded interiors provided an inviting environment, integrating sophisticated communications/data systems, all new mechanical and electrical systems, lighting, and new furnishings.