Virginia Performing Arts Foundation,
THE CENTERSTAGE FOUNDATION, formerly known as the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation, was created to provide the Richmond area with superior performing arts facilities. Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is part of a team, along with Wilson Butler Architects, Inc., and BAM Architects, selected to renovate a series of historic downtown buildings for the envisioned performing arts complex.
The first phase of the project, known as CenterStage, consists of the renovation and expansion of the Carpenter Center. It also includes the renovation of the old Thalhimers department store building for which G&HA was responsible. The transformation of both buildings both retained existing features and updated the original façades to house a 200-seat Community Playhouse, rehearsal spaces, an education center, and modernized support spaces for the Carpenter Center.
Mimi Sadler of Sadler & Whitehead Architects provided tax credit consulting services for the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation in Richmond, resulting in Part 2 approval for nearly $8 million in eligible state and federal tax credits.