— Awards —

— Classical Academy —

Glavé & Holmes Summer Classical Academy

Understanding that classical training has historically played a foundational role in architectural pedagogy, Glavé & Holmes Architecture established the Classical Academy.  Its goals are to raise conversations and awareness around classical and traditional design in relation to contemporary architecture and interior design. The Academy offers courses to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of architecture’s traditional underpinnings.

Past courses have included the basics of classical design to a more advanced study taught by  luminaries in the world of architectural history and design, such as Calder Loth, Bill Westfall, and Peter Hodson. Participants in a previous year’s Classical Academy were asked by Peter Hodson, a Glavé & Holmes Honorary Associate and Virginia Commonwealth University Visiting Professor, to take a simple Garden Temple design from 18th-century English architect James Gibbs and design an alternative elevation of their own devising, without changing the plan in any way, and using Gibbs’s vocabulary of classical elements.

The intention was to give students the opportunity to make a literate and harmonious composition of elements of the Classical Language, the fundamentals of which they had learned earlier in their Beginners’ Classes. The results show conclusively that individual designs of originality and distinction can be had from enthusiastic classical novices, even within the restrictions of the brief and a single master’s classical manner.

Submissions above by: Stephen Hershey, Kevin Svensen, and Connie Owens

— Openings —

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is always seeking to grow our team with the best talent we can find. Our firm seeks individuals who are interested and skilled in working on context-specific design that fits seamlessly into the surrounding community while addressing the needs of the people interacting with the spaces. Individuals should be committed to producing high quality design and documentation as well as working collaboratively. Must Haves: Passion for design excellence, a collaborative spirit, and willingness to learn and grow.


The Project Manager role and responsibilities include the ability to be the primary client contact for a given project, creating and managing project budgets and assisting with business development. A close collaboration with the Project Architect (PA) throughout but particularly in setting up and rebalancing the projects.

The desirable credentials and abilities include:

  1. A minimum of 10 years of experience with a professional license in the U.S.
  2. Experience with prior project and team management, experience with complex project programs and project sizes above $10M construction cost, experience with public and private sector projects.
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage projects well: targeted profit, client relationships, quality performance and collaboration with PA.
  4. Demonstrated ability to create a set of construction documents, and knowledge of materials, details and construction.
  5. Knowledge of Revit, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite platforms.
  6. Expertise with financial software, specifically Ajera, Newforma and MS office suite.
  7. Passion for design excellence, collaborative spirit, willingness to learn/mentor and has sense of humor
  8. Interest in contextual architecture
  9. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and verbal and written communications.
  10. Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast-paced environment

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.

— Featured Articles —

While members of Glavé & Holmes often convey their expertise skillfully through design, they also express their passion for the industry, specific market sectors, and unique services through writing. Read some of the articles our team has written or contributed to below:


Bring Renewed Purpose and Civic Pride to Traditional Municipal Centers, American City & County

Colleges and Universities Should Invest in Outdoor Spaces, Facilities Manager

Robinson House Rehabilitation, Traditional Building

How to bring historic buildings new life and purpose, University Business

Rehabbing the Future, AIA ARCHITECT Magazine

Local & Eclectic: Trends in new-build design, Hotel Business

Special Section: U.S. Southeast, Urban Land Magazine

Is LEED Still Leading the Way?Green Operations Magazine

On the Rise: There’s been an influx of mixed-use developments, Hotel Business

Designing Functional Space to Create Emotional Connections, Octane by enrollmentFUEL

Welcoming Higher Ed Admissions Offices Wow Students, University Business

4 Tips to Transform Your Admissions Building, Facilities Manager

Admissions Facilities Help Drive Financial Success, College Planning & Management

Best Practices for Design of Admission Offices and Welcome CentersThe SACRAO Journal