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Glavé & Holmes Architecture, an award-winning and nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in May 2015.

Founded in 1965, Jim Glavé and Bill Newman flipped a coin to decide whose name would come first. It was on that fateful day that Glavé Newman Architects was born on the second floor sunporch of the Ellen Glasgow House in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, the firm has enjoyed a rich history of service to the Richmond community, as well as areas throughout the country.

The firm has remained a leading practitioner of contextual design that is inspired by the specific culture, history and surroundings of a given community or place. Glavé & Holmes has cultivated expertise in five studios: Higher Education, Cultural, Hotel & Home, Interior Design, and Urban Architecture. This structure allows the firm to provide the resources necessary for a diverse portfolio of new buildings, additions and renovations, adaptive reuse, and projects in historic settings.

The firm’s recent projects include the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center; the Fredericksburg Courthouse; the Joseph W. Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University; interior design services for the Rotunda at the University of Virginia; and the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton.

Glavé & Holmes intends to celebrate the firm’s unique history and commitment to great design over the years in various ways. Keep an eye out for exciting things to come in 2015!