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post updated August 9, 2022

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Virginia Architecture Designs, chronological:

Aug 9, 2022
Mossy Rock House, Free Union
Architecture: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
Mossy Rock House Free Union Virginia
photos : Scott Smith Photography, Will Kerner Photography and Stephen Barling Photography
Mossy Rock House, Free Union
The Mossy Rock House in central Virginia combines vernacular simplicity with contemporary openness. The owner, who retains fond memories of vast table-flat spaces from growing up in Iowa, asked for a structure combining contemporary aesthetics with the geometries of simple barn.

June 24, 2022
The Center at Belvedere, Charlottesville
Architecture: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
The Center at Belvedere Charlottesville
photo : Virginia Hamrick Photography
The Center at Belvedere, Virginia
Social interaction impacts health later in life more than even some genetic factors. The Center at Belvedere, a community center for senior adults, provides programming and a welcoming environment to promote social engagement, physical and emotional well-being, civic involvement, creativity, and lifelong learning as part of a daily path to healthy aging.

June 22, 2022
Six Hundred, Charlottesville
Architecture: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
Six Hundred West Main Charlottesville Virginia
photo : Virginia Hamrick Photography
Six Hundred West Main, Charlottesville
Six Hundred is an urban mixed use project which helps connect two parts of the city, revitalizes two historic structures, and contributes to the artistic energy of the area. The new building has 53 apartments, art gallery, lobby, courtyard, underground parking and retail space. The renovated historic buildings house a locally-famous diner and a wine shop with offices and apartments above.

June 21, 2022
Heirloom Farm Studio, Blue Ridge Mountains, central Virginia
Architecture: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
Heirloom Farm Studio Virginia Building
photo : Virginia Hamrick Photography
Heirloom Farm Studio Virginia Building
The Heirloom Farm Studio is a small structure, located in Bundoran Farm – a unique sustainable residential community on a working farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, is primarily used as an art studio, an exercise and a drum rehearsal space – a getaway from the owners’ busy city life.

Apr 26, 2022
Apex Plaza, 100 Garrett Street, Charlottesville
Design: William McDonough + Partners
Apex Plaza Charlottesville, Virginia Building
photograph © WilliamMcDonough+Partners
Apex Plaza Charlottesville
What if our homes and workplaces were like trees, living organisms participating productively in their surroundings? Twenty years ago, William McDonough (William McDonough + Partners, MBDC, McDonough Innovation) posited the notion that buildings could “delightfully participate” in the landscape and enable the “possibility of developing healthy and creatively interactive relationships between human settlements and the natural world” (McDonough, Braungart 2002).

Apr 21, 2022
New River Train Observation Tower
Design: Virginia Tech students and faculty
New River Train Observation Tower Virginia
photos : Kay Edge and Edward Becker
New River Train Observation Tower
The award-winning Observation Tower, by Virginia Tech students and faculty, pairs cutting-edge timber research with innovative off-site assembly methods. The recently-completed project in rural Virginia demonstrates a unique approach to low-carbon design and construction through the use of the university’s own interdisciplinary research.

Jan 28, 2022
Gloucester House, Fore Store
Design: ARCHITECTUREFIRM
Gloucester House Virginia
photo : James Ewing / JBSA
Gloucester House, Fore Store Virginia
Situated at the end of a peninsula overlooking the Ware River, the Gloucester House is designed as both a residence and a gallery for an extensive contemporary art collection.

Nov 17, 2021
Inova Oakville at Potomac Yard, Alexandria
Design: Ballinger and Ennead
Inova Oakville at Potomac Yard, Alexandria, Virginia design
rendering courtesy of Ballinger | Ennead
Inova Oakville, Potomac Yard, Alexandria
The integrated design team of Ballinger and Ennead Architects celebrated the groundbreaking of Inova Oakville at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia, with the unveiling of the design for the new medical facility that is an extension of Inova Alexandria Hospital, supporting the redevelopment of Alexandria’s Oakville Triangle neighborhood and marking a major new healthcare resource in the area.

Sep 14, 2021
Quirk Hotel, Charlottesville
Architects: ARCHITECTUREFIRM
Quirk Hotel Charlottesville Virginia
photograph : James Ewing / JBSA
Quirk Hotel, Charlottesville
Quirk is a gallery hotel, designed to create an inclusive environment for the appreciation of art within a unique hospitality setting. Quirk strives to create connections to local artists displayed throughout the hotel and in the on-site gallery, using art to extend this inclusivity to locals as well as travelers and to act as the canvas for art and experience rather than the art itself.

Nov 13, 2020
National Museum of the US Army, Scottsville
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
National Museum of the US Army
photo © Dave Burk | SOM
National Museum of the US Army
First Museum Devoted to the Entire History of the United States Army opens. The 185,000-square-foot museum walks visitors through every generation of the United States Army and celebrates the story of the individual soldier.

Sep 14, 2020
James River House, Scottsville
Design: ARCHITECTUREFIRM
James River House Scottsville Virginia
photo : James Ewing / JBSA
House in Scottsville
This residential property was designed as a place for three young boys. It is a place where they can grow and learn from their surroundings and to allow for many gatherings of all the people who love them.

Sep 1, 2020
Downtown Loft, Charlottesville
Design: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
Loft Apartment Charlottesville Virginia
photo : Virginia Hamrick Photography
Downtown Loft Charlottesville
The oldest building on the downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, contains this minimal and modern renovation. The c.1843 three-story structure was badly in need of refurbishment.

post updated Aug 15, 2020 ; Oct 29, 2019
The Heights Arlington School, 1601 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Design: BIG with Leo A Daly architects
The Heights School Building Arlington
photo : Laurian Ghinitoiu
The Heights, Arlington School
Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Executive Architect LEO A DALY, The Heights building opens as a cascade of green terraces fanning from a central axis, addressing the academic needs of Arlington’s two county-wide school programs while forming a vertical community within its dense urban context.

June 29, 2020
Tree Houses
Design: Peter Pichler Architecture, Milan
Tree Houses West Virginia United States
image courtesy of architecture practice
West Virginia Tree Houses
A concept for sustainable tree Houses by this Italian architectural office.

New Arts Building for Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Design: Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond ICA building
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
The new Markel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in Richmond has completed. The ICA uses fashionable folding geometry that has become popular in this age of parametric design. The arts school maintain that both the VCU and the city needed a contemporary art institution. The university needed it to stand out as a creative campus.

Aug 15, 2017
Gateway Plaza Building in Richmond
Design: Forum Studio
Gateway Plaza Building in Richmond Virginia
photograph : Sam Fentress Architectural Photography
Gateway Plaza Building in Richmond
Gateway Plaza is the first and only soaring, multi-tenant office tower in the region created from the inside out to meet the unique needs of leading-edge companies. The pure rectangular form of the building is expressed from the ground floor lobby up through the office floors and into the penthouse.

Jun 13, 2017
9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center in Arlington
Design: Fentress Architects
9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center
image courtesy of architects
9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center in Arlington
The Pentagon Memorial Fund recently announced the selection of Fentress Architects of Denver as the architect for the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center (VEC) in Arlington, Virginia.

Feb 11, 2017
Deep Point Road House in Montross, Virginia

Feb 26, 2016
Walker Road House, Great Falls, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Design: whipple^russell architects
Walker Road House
photograph : William MacCollum
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Oct 6 2015
Springs Lane House

Sep 25, 2015
Komai House in Alexandria, Virginia

Sep 11 + Apr 26, 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University ICA, Richmond
Design: Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
The design for a new Institute for Contemporary Art by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy. Part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator, the 38,000-square-foot building will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

June 14, 2011
Pharrell Williams Resource Center, Virginia Beach
Design: Chad Oppenheim
Pharrell Williams Resource Center Virginia Beach building
image from architects
Pharrell Williams Resource Center
After meeting at Art Basel in 2008, Pharrell Williams and Chad Oppenheim quickly realized they had a shared vision to make the world a better place. What resulted was an inspired youth center in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach. The Pharrell Williams Resource Center (working name) will not only become a place for kids to escape and imagine, but will set a new standard for the way the world builds for its future.

Virginia Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Virginia Buildings, USA. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Virginia buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Major Virginia Building Designs, alphabetical:

Arritt Farm House, Potts Creek, Alleghany County
2007
Design: OnSite architects
Arritt Farm House
image from architects
Arritt Farm House

Dulles International Airport, Chantilly
1962
Design: Eero Saarinen, Architect
Washington D.C. Airport

Gannett/USA Today Headquarters, McLean
2001
Design: KPF

Holly Grove Mansion – project, Charleston
2008-
Design: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Charleston Building
image from architects
Charleston Building

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn
2006
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Landscape Building

New Art Museum, Shenandoah Valley, Western Virginia
2007-08
Design: Randall Stout

River House, Jamaica

Design: ZIGER/SNEAD
Virginia house
picture : Douglas Bothner
Virginia house

Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel
2010
Design: Fentress Architects
Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel Building
image courtesy of Ben Rasmussen Photography
Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel

Virginia Beach Convention Center
Design: SOM
Virginia Beach Convention Center: VBCC Building
photo from SOM
Virginia Beach Convention Center

Virginia Capitol – project, Richmond

Design: RMJM Hillier
Virginia Capitol
image from architects
This historic preservation project restored Thomas Jefferson’s “Temple on the Hill,” a classical building dating to 1787, and created a modern, underground visitor entrance that seamlessly blends modern and classical forms.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension
2002-09
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts building Richmond
image Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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