G&HA announces new licensures

Glavé & Holmes Architecture would like to congratulate three of our employees on becoming a registered architects! They have passed all sections of the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) and officially earned the title.

_6195869095_cropJaclyn Miller, RA, Associate AIA, is now a licensed architect in Maryland. She graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies. Jaclyn is a member of Glavé & Holmes’ Cultural Studio and is currently working on the Robinson House at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and several ongoing projects at Gunston Hall.


John Reyna_cropJohn Reyna, RA, is now a licensed architect in Florida. He earned a Master of Architecture from University of Miami and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of South Carolina. John is currently working on the design for several multi-family and mixed-use projects as part of G&HA’s Urban Architecture Studio.


_8006038485Emely Taveras, RA, Associate AIA, NCARB, is now a licensed architect in Virginia. She graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Emely is a member of the Cultural Studio and is currently working on academic projects including the new Fine Arts Center at Christopher Newport University.

G&HA welcomes new hires

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce two new hires!

Bob BryantRobert L. Bryant has joined Glavé & Holmes Architecture as the Director of Finance after consulting with the firm for more than seven years since 2000. He brings extensive experience in the design industry as well as more than 15 years in banking and finance. Bob most recently worked as the Managing Partner at Ascent Energy Partners and previously as President and CEO of HC YU and Associates. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point and has more than 40 years of business and technical experience.

Lantian Headshot2Lantian Zhang has joined Glavé & Holmes’ Higher Education Studio. Lantian holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Wuhan University in China and recently earned his Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. He gained experience while interning with Cooper Robertson and working as a Student Designer at the Community Design Assistance Center in Blacksburg. During his time at Virginia Tech, he served as a graduate teaching assistant. Lantian is skilled in AutoCad, Adobe Suite, Rhino, and Sketch-up, and enjoys photographing architectural elements in his spare time.

G&HA announces additions to firm’s ownership

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce two new additions to the ownership of the firm. Andrew Moore and Steven Blashfield join Randy Holmes, Lori Garrett, and Jeanne LeFever as owners of the firm.

Andrew MooreAndrew Moore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, is the founder and director of Glavé & Holmes’ Urban Architecture Studio. After earning a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech, Andrew began his career with the firm while under the name Glavé Newman Anderson. Following this introduction to the profession, he gained experience at various Richmond-based firms working on a wide variety of project types. Returning to G&HA in 2004, Andrew focused his career on the renewal of civic places through the thoughtful rehabilitation of existing structures and the creation of new structures that converse with the surrounding built environment. Andrew is a founding Board member of the Storefront for Community Design and serves as President of the Partnership for Smarter Growth. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to urbanism, Smart Growth, and design. He is currently working on Richmond’s new General Assembly Building in association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

Steven Blashfield 2015 - Head ShotSteven Blashfield, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined Glavé & Holmes in 2009 and became the director of the Cultural Studio. A specialist in historic preservation, he leads a team of talented architects who are responsible for museums, historic sites, and ecclesiastical buildings. Steven received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Clemson University before attending the University of Oregon where he completed two Master degrees, one in Architecture and the other in Historic Preservation. He also attended the certificate program for Historic Preservation at the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute: Nantucket. Steven’s ongoing commitment has developed a strong reputation for the firm as experts in historic preservation, and has made G&HA a leader in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for cultural projects. His leadership in the cultural sector was acknowledged with the 2015 Virginia Association of Museums’ Ann Brownson Award. Steven is currently working on a new Visitor Center for Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.

G&HA welcomes five new hires

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is excited to welcome five new hires to the firm!

Blue_bwBlue Clements joined the Higher Education Studio as an Intern.  After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, they went on to earn a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Blue spent time both in teaching and researching roles, working closely with the Fabrication Lab director on a variety of projects. Before entering architecture, Blue worked as an after-school cooking teacher, a custom closet installer, and a handy-person.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAyTAAAAJDVhNjEzMmMyLTVhZDgtNGI1NC04MjFmLWUyYzVlMDM0MzkyZA_BWCynthia Boles Fregoso, CID joined the Interior Design Studio as a Certified Interior Designer. She graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and has a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University in Sociology and Political Science. Cynthia has 17 years of experience and worked most recently at Commonwealth Architects. She has participated in several competitions and won several awards including an ASID/IIDA Interior Design Excellence Award for her work at the Deco at CNB Apartments.

AM headshot3_bwAbi Mitchell joined the Interior Design Studio as an Intern. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since then she has interned with Moseley Architects, worked as a Space Planning Analyst for Circuit City, and most recently with Havertys Furniture. Abi is strong in color theory and application as well as furniture construction and design. She has experience in both commercial and residential interior design.

DSC_9735_BWJonathan C. Moore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined the firm’s Higher Education Studio as a Project Manager / Project Architect. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Bowdoin College.  He is a licensed Architect in Virginia and holds a LEED AP BD +C.  Jonathan worked most recently with Grimm + Parker Architects in Charlottesville. He also spent four years in the Peace Corps in Romania and in the Philippines as a Community Development Consultant.

Xin_bwXin Yan joined the Urban Architecture Studio as an Intern. She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master of Architecture, and she has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Wuhan University School of Urban Design in Wuhan, China. Xin previously interned at Gensler and served as a Graduate Student Assistant for an architectural design studio at Virginia Tech this past year.  She has participated in several competitions and received several awards including the Lixil International University Architectural Competition where her team’s entry won first place.


Emerging Leaders in Architecture: Emely Taveras


Congratulations to Emely Taveras, Assoc. AIA, NCARB, a member of Glavé & Holmes’ Cultural Studio, on graduating from this year’s AIA Virginia Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) program.

Emely is one of 15 individuals who made up to 2017 class of Emerging Leaders, selected based on their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community. The goal of ELA is to help emerging architects learn and grow by providing tools and experiences to support their careers and future endeavors as leaders and community members. It is an intensive program of educational sessions structured around presentations, discussions, team exploration, analysis, consensus-building, collaboration, and case study activities undertaken over the course of a year. The 2017 class project is sited in Melrose-Orange area of Roanoke, Virginia. This area has been identified as a target area where entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could be used to benefit persons of low to moderate income, help eliminate slums and blighting influences, and other urgent needs.  Creation and preservation of affordable housing is also a goal of HUD that directs how these funds can be spent.

Glavé & Holmes has greatly benefited from Emely’s involvement with ELA, and our team is excited to learn more from her experience. The firm has had seven other members complete the program. For more information about the Emerging Leaders in Architecture program and to see the rest of the profiles, visit ELA’s website.

The Branch Museum Opens New Exhibit on Glavé & Holmes

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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.

University of Virginia Rotunda wins AIA Virginia Award


The Rotunda Interior Renovation at the University of Virginia has earned an Award of Honor in the Interior Design category from AIA Virginia. Glavé & Holmes Architecture served as the Interior Design FF&E consultant to John G. Waite Associates on this project.

Glavé & Holmes was responsible for the design and selection of the furniture and carpeting. The interior design team’s work not only included the selection of furniture and fabrics of a timeless aesthetic and durable construction, but also included custom design of new furniture and restoration of existing furniture in the Rotunda. Through careful attention to scale, function and flexibility, they selected furnishings that could accommodate the various events that take place throughout the week – from meetings to dinners to defending dissertations. To promote use of the Rotunda by students, the designers transformed the function of the Dome room’s mezzanine into a tucked-away study space. Contributing to the revitalization throughout, they adapted the large oval tables for connectivity and oversaw the restoration of 40 year old hand-knotted rugs to their original beauty. The team also added in a new system for hanging rotating artwork in the oval rooms and assisted with the placement of the art and donor wall.

The jury recognized 16 out of the 169 projects submitted for the 2017 Awards for Excellence. The design teams will be recognized at the Visions for Architecture gala on November 3 at the Hotel John Marshall as part of Architecture Exchange East. For more information and to see the other honorees, visit AIA Virginia’s website.


G&HA wins two Interior Design Excellence Awards


Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is pleased to announce the firm earned two new Interior Design Excellence Awards from the American Society of Interior Designers / International Interior Design Association.

  • Rotunda Interior Design Renovation, First Place, Historic Preservation Category
  • Pinehurst Country Club, First Place, Hospitality Category

Rotunda Interior Design Renovation
Serving as the Interior Design consultant to John G. Waite Architects, Glavé & Holmes was responsible for the furniture package on the renovation of the historic Rotunda at the University of Virginia. The design team worked to create spaces that were flexible and could accommodate the various events that take place throughout the week – from meetings to dinners to defending dissertations. The renovations allowed for new classrooms, meeting rooms, exhibit spaces, and study areas. G&HA’s designers transformed the function of the Dome room’s mezzanine into a tucked-away study space for students. The team also added in a new system for hanging rotating artwork in the oval rooms and assisted with the placement of the art and donor wall. The scope of work not only included the selection of furniture and fabrics of a timeless aesthetic and durable construction, but also included restoring existing furniture in the Rotunda. The large oval tables were adapted for connectivity and the 40 year old hand-knotted rugs were restored to their original beauty.

Pinehurst Country Club
Glavé & Holmes has worked closely with Pinehurst Resort for over a decade to create and execute an architectural and conceptual master plan. In 2012, the designers began select aspects of the renovations including dining and ballrooms that overlook the iconic number 2 course by design legend Donald Ross. The project was unveiled at the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. The renovations have resulted in a 30 percent surge in club membership. The concept for the interior design was to create a space that celebrates nature and the storied past of Pinehurst by introducing a fresh interpretation of traditional and organic motifs. Interior finishes, furniture, and lighting were selected to brighten the space, provide moments of hand-crafted design, and create an atmosphere that provides the backdrop to the Southern hospitality felt by all who visit.

G&HA makes BD+C’s list of Top University Architecture Firms

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Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to be on Building Design + Construction‘s Top 110 University Architecture Firms list!

G&HA comes in at #67 on BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest university sector architecture and AE firms, as reported in the 2017 Giants 300 Report. To see the entire list, visit BD+C‘s website.

G&HA announces promotion, new hire

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is excited to announce a new hire and promotion!

EH2_BWElizabeth Hathaway joined Glavé & Holmes as a Construction Administration (CA) Assistant. She graduated from Liberty University with her Bachelor of Arts in English. Most recently, Elizabeth worked with W.E. Bowman Construction as their Marketing Coordinator/CA Assistant. She is familiar with submittals, scheduling, and the tight timeframes of the CA process. She is currently assisting with the new School of Business at Liberty University.

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Vanessa Vinsant Smith, CID, LEED AP has been promoted to an Associate. She has been with Glavé & Holmes for nine years and is a member of the Interior Design Studio. Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Wake Forest University and her Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She became a Certified Interior Designer in 2012 and a LEED Accredited Professional in 2009. Vanessa is currently working with Hotel Roanoke and various renovations and with the University of Virginia at the Darden Inn.