Omni Bedford Springs is a world-class resort located in Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. Glavé & Holmes Architecture provided architectural and interior design services for multiple projects on the property including a coffee shop relocation, fitness center relocation, lobby bar, retail shop, and spa nook.
Working within the context of the historic Inn, G&HA provided updated spaces to enhance guest experiences. The coffee shop was created from the shell of an unused recreation space and made into a functional and welcoming space. The lobby bar was carved out of underutilized space beneath the central lobby grand stair.
Both projects have resulted in highly desirable locations with a remarkable increase in revenue.
Willow Oaks Country Club has existed on an idyllic plot of land in Richmond for the past 60 years. The architecture of the club echoed the different decades it had seen and needed a more cohesive aesthetic. Glavé & Holmes Architecture took on this task as well as other renovations to help reshape the Club’s member experience. Architectural work focused on renovating the Pro Shop envelope, providing a new covered walkway, and expanding the patio that overlooks the golf course and James River.
To help unify the Pro Shop and covered walkways, the design team mimicked existing club architecture and extended paving to provide a more formal entry. The patio expansion provides three times the dining area than previously existed and is covered with a pergola. Columns and retaining walls are faced with granite to pay homage to the club’s past as a granite quarry.
Glavé & Holmes also provided interior design services to refresh the Restaurants, Event Spaces, Public Corridors, Locker, and Restrooms in the Main Facility and Fitness Areas. The team provided a clean, transitional aesthetic while retaining a connection to the historic portion of the building. The designers provided a comprehensive interior finish package, decorative and service lighting, and a full furniture package to update the facility. Careful attention was focused on finish performance and furniture plan flexibility to accommodate a variety of Club activities for years to come.
In the revitalized downtown district of Roanoke Virginia, Glavé & Holmes Architecture worked with Balzer & Associates to design the adaptive re-use of an iconic 1910 bank building. 52 keys will be built into this 8-story building of just under 40,000-square-feet and includes a grand lobby space with a bar, lounge, and social space. G&HA built off of the identity of the structure, integrating historic bank-oriented design accents into contemporary and elegant guest rooms. With details varying from “bank passbook” room cards to local Roanoke signage, a unique experience welcomes each guest.
The grand lobby has been reimaged as a new destination in Roanoke for coffee, cocktails, and light meals. While the project does not accommodate a full-service kitchen, we worked with local restaurateurs to develop a menu that cooperates with the local food and drink scene, rather than compete with it. We continue to work with the development team and with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on this tax-credit-eligible project.
THE DESIGN TEAM has worked closely with Pinehurst Resort for nearly a decade to create and execute an architectural and conceptual master plan. In 2012, we 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.
The color palette mimics nature through the use of greens with accents of blue and red. A floral Morris fabric pattern was selected for the drapery in the ballroom. This fabric frames the true beauty which is seen beyond the windows. Handcrafted pine cone tiles, paired with red brick added texture and character, all while giving the illusion that the fireplace had been there since Pinehurst was first built. Hardwood floors, painted finishes, simple fabric, upholstery, and carpet specifications in a classic pallet keeps the room simple, fresh, and easy to maintain.
COMPLETED IN the late spring of 2015, the renovation of the Hotel Roanoke pool expands the services offered by the hotel as well as the architectural language and materials of the area. The project creates a wide variety of guest environments with shade structures standing opposite open sunning areas and intimate spaces of varying scales to enhance the multi-functional aspect of the space. The existing pool and hot tub become year round water features, framed with an arcade designed to be experienced from within and also as part of the pedestrian arrival sequence. This arcade provides private rooms enclosed with drapery, perhaps creating a venue for spa services or just relaxing in the shade. A seating area at the north end of the space takes advantage of borrowed views while the overhead structure draws inspiration from photographs depicting the steel frame reconstruction of the hotel in 1937. This corner of the Hotel Roanoke is no longer just a pool area but a four season landscape of multiple amenities.
The pool renovation was designed in partnership with FourWinds Landscape Design.
GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE (G&HA) collaborated with CMMI to renovate the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, a structure originally built in 1938. The entire project was completed in four phases and includes 323 guest rooms, lobby, reception, business offices, and a gift shop. The new conference center includes a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, conference rooms, banquet facilities, and a full service restaurant supported by a catering kitchen and back-of-house functions. The restored 1938 Lodge entry faces onto a landscaped arrival court, which welcomes guests and visitors in a gracious, pedestrian friendly manner. The new additions complement the original building, creating a complex of hospitality appropriately scaled to the character of Williamsburg.
G&HA worked with Mimi Sadler of Sadler & Whitehead Architects and the Department of Historic Resources on the submittal for State Rehabilitation Tax Credits. This process led to Part 2 approval of tax credits. As a result, all historic fabric was retained in the two original buildings while the new elements were contextually designed to respect the existing in scale and materials.
THE WASHINGTON DUKE INN & GOLF CLUB is a Four-Star, Four-Diamond hotel, built in the style of an old English country inn. The hotel is nestled on a 300-acre site and situated in the heartland of North Carolina on the campus of Duke University. The Inn features the Duke University Golf Course, 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Fairview Dining Room, and superb meeting facilities to accommodate groups from 20 to 600 people.
Over the years, Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) built an intimate relationship with “the Inn” to complete multiple interior design projects, including the Fairview Dining Room, the Bull Durham Bar, the Ambassador Ballroom, the Presidential Ballroom, the Conference Center, Guest Rooms and Suites, offices, and the Pro-Shop.
GLAVÉ & HOLMES ARCHITECTURE (G&HA) was commissioned to adapt and reuse the former Rockefeller Folk Art Museum into a new spa and fitness center to serve the Williamsburg Inn and the Williamsburg Lodge. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s goal to provide and enhance amenities in this vintage two-building complex serves the needs of tourists and business travelers. Extensive interior renovations were required to convert these structures into a 4-star luxury spa. Working in conjunction with WTS International Spa Consultants, the new spa includes 12 treatment rooms, expansive wet room amenities in all locker rooms, a salon, and fitness areas for equipment and group fitness. An existing sunken garden, pool, and other surrounding elements were incorporated into this renovation.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE was inspired by Pinehurst founder, James Walker Tufts’ transcendentalist belief in the transformative power of nature. Nature-inspired motifs, such as leaves and vines, are a leitmotif throughout the space. Comfortable elegance, luxurious amenities, and state-of-the-art entertainment components easily mesh with the organic design to create a memorable experience for guests. In over a century of the resort’s long history, the Presidential Suite is the first of its caliber.
GLAVÉ & HOLMES has collaborated with Pinehurst Resort in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina for more than five years on a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment of their five main buildings; the Holly Inn of 1895, the Carolina Hotel of 1901, and later structures such as the Member’s Country Club, the Manor Inn, and the Golf Villas. The process has been governed by a Conceptual Master Plan executed in 2006 following an extensive process of research, team charrettes, and presentations to the owner and major stakeholders. This process followed Glavé & Holmes’ proprietary P.O.E.T.I.C. Design Method in which the designers, architects, and key resort professionals examine the Place, Occupants, and the Experience in order to codify this information into a Transcendent Idea that guides the process and generates Concepts. This methodology assures that all decisions from architecture, interior design, FF&E, signage, branding, landscape, and even resort programming are unified under a single, clearly defined identity.