Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) was recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers / International Interior Design Association for two projects at the Interior Design Excellence Awards ceremony this year.

  • Tucker Hall Renovation, Honorable Mention, Historic Preservation Category
  • North Court Renovation, Honorable Mention, Historic Preservation Category

Tucker Hall Renovation, Washington and Lee University
Tucker Hall is the easternmost of five buildings of the Colonnade at Washington and Lee University. The building was constructed in 1935 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the Washington and Lee Historic District. The goal of this project was to create functional, attractive classrooms, offices, and more space for casual interaction, all while preserving Tucker Hall’s iconic image and retaining a sense of its history. The rehabilitation preserved the mouldings, ceiling heights, and checkerboard terrazzo floor of Tucker Hall’s octagonal entry and main hall. Originally constructed as a double-height reading room, a second floor had been installed in the 1980’s. The floor was removed, and significant elements such as the two-story pedimented door and crown mouldings were revealed. The space was sub-divided to create a great hall and two classrooms.

North Court Renovation, University of Richmond
Originally designed by Ralph Adams Cram in 1911, North Court is historically and architecturally significant and is listed on National Register of Historic Places. The team preserved the historic character of the building and the integrity of the building’s historic spaces, elements, and materials were maintained. The interiors were upgraded to current standards within the limits of the Virginia Rehabilitation Code. The design is warm, inviting, and enduring in nature, as was the original intent of Cram’s multi-functional building. Materials were chosen to reflect the historic nature of the building, while brightening up the once dark corners of the halls, rooms, and Music Department spaces.