In the December 2013 issue of Richmond magazine, writer Harry Kollatz Jr. tells the tale of the 1903 Virginia Capitol restoration, which called for adding two wings on either side of the original Thomas Jefferson-designed structure.
Along with John Kevan Peebles, Noland and Baskervill oversaw the entire process, from gutting the building and removing the roof to replacing the wooden supports with steel beams.
One of our favorite blogs, Architecture Richmond, showcased the historical design concept behind Baskervill & Son's Richmond Public Library on East Franklin Street:
"The central library's exterior defies easy categorization, recalling elements of late international modernism, brutalism, and space facist neoclassicism. The dramatic entrance portico references the spare formalism of art deco and, in doing so, evokes a sense of monumentality often prized in public buildings."
Baskervill's recently completed Gettysburg Hotel was featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Hotel Business DESIGN. The article includes interviews from Baskervill Principal Carole Hochheiser Ross and Beth Temple, interior designer, who elaborate on the historic boutique hotel's transformation and the inspiration behind their "New American Traditional" design.
"It was an opportunity to create something that's fresh and current with a nod to the days gone by."
Last night, NBC 12 aired a special section on The Hippodrome Theater. Almost 100 years old, the theater was once known as the Harlem of the South, and stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Ray Charles, and B.B. King graced the theater's stage. A few of our architects and designers were part of the theater's renovation. Check out the great tribute here.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development touts Beckstoffer's Senior Housing as a best practice for mixed-income, sustainable housing. Click here to learn more about Beckstoffer's Mill Net-Zero, one of the first affordable senior developments in the country built to achieve net-zero energy performance.