Buckingham County Courthouse
Buckingham County CourthouseLearn More
The Buckingham County Courthouse, originally designed by Thomas Jefferson, was rebuilt in 1869 after the original structure was destroyed by fire. Buckingham desired to combine all court functions as well as Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff's Office, and Magistrate under one roof at the existing courthouse site. In a study of long-term caseload and space projections, it was discovered that all court functions required increased capacity. In response, BCWH Architects designed an addition to the existing courthouse.
Regardless of project type and scope, we begin our design work with an image of the completed project in mind: a vibrant place that is well suited to its purpose, firmly rooted in context, capable of sustaining a legacy of service and embraced by a community of stakeholders.
Emily Hogan & Kylan
Emily Hogan & Kylan Shirley participating in ELALearn More
Two of our young architects are currently participating in the VA Society AIA’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture 2014 class. Emily Hogan and Kylan Shirley were chosen from a group of established architectural leaders in Virginia to join a class of only 16 participants from the entire state. From the VA Society AIA, “Designed to develop future leaders in architecture firms, in communities, and in the profession, the ELA program consists of seven intensive day-long seminars. Each session will focus on one or more essential strategies or skills such as financial management, presentation and communication skills, negotiating techniques, understanding legal and ethical issues, and public service. A class project is incorporated into the program, which lasts the entire year, is real-world and real-client based, and serves to help the participants put the knowledge and skills they are learning into practice. At the first session, “Inheritance and Inspiration,” participants got to know each other, learned about program’s Learn More »
Christchurch School Science Building
Christchurch School Science BuildingLearn More
BCWH was engaged to assist this private boarding school situated on the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County in the development of a long range campus master plan. Consistent with earlier patterns of development, this plan would guide the placement of new buildings and, in some instances, stipulate the removal of existing buildings to respond to programmatic needs of the School. From this planning exercise, came the decision to design a new 12,500 square foot science