Shenkman Jewish Center

GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE collaborated with the College of William and Mary to create a dedicated home for the college’s Jewish community. The team worked on the design and construction of the new Shenkman Jewish Center, a 3,000-square-foot Hillel House, as programmed and conceptualized in a planning study. This community building is situated on two lots at the corner of Jamestown Road and Cary Street. The building had the unique requirement of not only adhering to the architectural character of the campus, but also fitting in to the residential context of the surrounding homes. The building’s first floor features a large and open meeting space, an intimate study lounge, a kosher kitchen, and restrooms. The second floor provides space for a Rabbi’s office, a conference room, and a restrooms. A wooden pergola on the patio in the rear of the building is planned for future construction to accommodate a religious festival and other events.

County of Bath Visitor Center & Event Grounds Master Plan

GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE was hired by the County of Bath for the design of a new Visitor Center and the preparation of a Master Plan for a multi-functional Event Grounds. The New Bath County Visitor Center will become an important resource for the local community and serve as a gateway to the County of Bath and the surrounding area. The new center will be located in Mitchelltown on an 8-acre site purchased for the purpose of creating a Visitor Center and Event Grounds.  The Master Plan will serve as the primary document guiding the development of the Mitchelltown property.

The design team pulled together concept designs for the site and building that embody the aspirations of the County and its residents as recorded and implemented through a series of public meetings. The following uses were identified in addition to the Visitor Center that may collocate at the site: a Bath County Pavilion for residents and others to gather for events or sell their wares or artwork; a lawn and picnic shelter/chapel area that could be used for a visitor’s rest area, family gatherings, as well as weddings and other events; and a visitor orientation theater that could be used for community meetings, movies and lectures. The Visitor Center and grounds will also include administrative offices, an exhibit space, a multi-purpose room, a kitchen, a nature path, an outdoor amphitheater and a Veteran’s/History Walk.

Riverwalk Landing

GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE (G&HA) was chosen by York County as part of a design-build team to assist with the master plan for a new commercial center along the York River in historic Yorktown. A key component of the plan was a structural parking terrace. G&HA designed the 263-car parking structure to blend with the charming scale of the waterfront houses and new waterfront boutiques. In addition to the contextual design, the parking terrace serves as a gateway from the Colonial Parkway into Historical Yorktown. The parking terrace sits into the hillside to minimize the physical scale of the building and to take advantage of the natural contours, which enable people and cars to access the second level of the deck without an internal ramp. A stairtower at the corner and carefully detailed brickwork help decrease the overall scale of the facility and provide an appropriate backdrop to the village-like setting of Riverwalk Landing’s Town Center.

A secondary component of the plan incudes a small gatehouse that welcomes visitors arriving by boat to Riverwalk Landing. This simple pavilion acts as a lighthouse and gateway for all who come and go to Yorktown by way of watercraft.

Lake Chesdin Concept Study

THE LAKE CHESDIN PPROPERTIES is a residential development on 600 acres along Lake Chesdin in Chesterfield County, Virginia. To support and be supported by the housing expansion, the developers have envisioned an area to be developed into a mixed-use Village as a central precinct for activities for the surrounding residential neighborhoods. This village is to be positioned on the waterfront and will include houses with porches fronting tree-lined streets, recreational facilities, an inn, retail stores, and public parks, paths, and other amenities.

Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) has been charged to prepare a concept study to describe in general terms the scale, character, relationships, and functions of the buildings and outdoor spaces within the Village. Key aspects of the plan include an innovative system for residential parking that sites garages behind houses, accessible sidewalks throughout, and careful protection of surrounding wetlands.