The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit that celebrates the legacy of Glavé & Holmes Architecture, a nationally-recognized and award-winning architecture, interior design, and planning firm based in Richmond. On display from November 1, 2017 to January 14, 2018, “Glavé & Holmes: 50 Years of Design” showcases the firm’s impact on design.
“Glavé & Holmes understands the transformative power inherent in architecture and design,” said Penelope C. Fletcher, executive director of The Branch Museum. “We are excited to share this exhibit and highlight the firm’s enduring history throughout the Richmond region, in Virginia, and far beyond.”
This exhibition coincides with the firm’s recent 50th anniversary. For over five decades, Glavé & Holmes has created a lasting impact in Virginia and around the country. Local projects featured in the exhibit include the Valentine renovation, the Virginia Historical Society renovation and addition, University of Richmond Carole Weinstein International Center, and Virginia War Memorial Paul & Phyllis Galanti Education Center. A number of projects throughout Virginia and around the country are featured as well.
The exhibit also highlights the firm’s commitment to historic preservation and classical design. For example, Glavé & Holmes Architecture established its Classical Academy to raise conversations and awareness around classical and traditional design. Academy courses are available to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of architecture’s traditional underpinnings.
“We are honored by this exhibit at The Branch,” said Lori Garrett, senior principal with Glavé & Holmes. “We believe that great architecture can elevate the human spirit. This exhibit is a testament to our firm’s mission to enhance the human condition and our conviction that the true legacy of architecture and design is not only about the buildings themselves, but about the impact they have on people.”
This exhibition is second in a series at The Branch Museum highlighting architects who have had long term and sustained influence on architecture throughout Virginia and beyond. This specific exhibit is unique because it is the first time the museum has displayed a collective retrospective of an entire firm.