August 2nd, 2018

Video: Campus Style Schools

Campus style schools are open sites with multiple buildings, connected by outdoor paths and covered walkways. While campus style schools Read More

July 23rd, 2018

Video: 2018 CANstruction

Every year, BCWH participates in CANstruction, a nonprofit organization that supplies cans of food for local food banks. This year Read More

June 25th, 2018

Video: Campus Improvement Plans

Landscape Architect and Campus Planner, Syd Knight, has worked on hundreds of campus planning projects and has learned through his Read More

June 25th, 2018

Video: Project Management

Andrea Quilici, a Project Manager at BCHW, shares some of the key elements of being an architectural project manager and Read More

June 25th, 2018

Video: Transforming Libraries

Shannon Wray has been designing libraries at BCWH for over a decade and shares how the focus of libraries has Read More

June 25th, 2018

Video: Selecting Classroom Furniture

Erin Richardson shares insight into how furniture in classrooms has changed how students learn. By having flexible and varying furniture Read More

June 19th, 2018

Video: K-12 Renovation

School renovation projects are a large part of the work BCWH does. Helping transform schools into safer and more functional Read More

November 30th, 2016

Transformative Renovations and New Connections

On December 1, Charles Piper, alongside Garret Westlake, Executive Director of VCU’s da Vinci Center, and Jeanne Narum, Principal of Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Pre-School Learning Center

November 15th, 2016

LEED Certification for Sustainable Design

With over half of our technical staff being LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited through the United States Green Read More

November 8th, 2016

BCWH Welcomes International Intern

BCWH is currently collaborating with the University of Florence, Architectural Program, in Italy, on a program for newly graduated Architects Read More

Community Involvement at Richmond Middle School

November 4th, 2016

Community Involvement at Richmond Middle School

On October 29, Community in Schools (CIS) of Richmond hosted a Harvest Festival to welcome students, families and community members into Read More

Varina Area Library BCWH

November 2nd, 2016

3D Printing at Varina Library

As a contribution to transforming the Library into a state-of-the-art productive place in the community, the Digital Media Lab (DML) Read More

MLK Tour

July 5th, 2016

Full STEAM Ahead

Allison Powell and Shannon Dowling participated in the Full STEAM Ahead Conference, a day-long series of workshops dedicated to inspiring Read More

STEM building section diagram

June 16th, 2016

Designing for STEM

BCWH recently teamed with Ballinger, a Philadelphia-based design firm with an expertise in planning science environments, to collaborate on a Read More

Second Baptist Reading

May 19th, 2016

Preschoolers Get Curious About New Preschool

With educational design being at the core of our business practice, our projects give us an opportunity to go out Read More

Science Museum Blackbird

May 13th, 2016

Science Museum Exhibit Soars

The much anticipated Speed Exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia is scheduled to open on May 19, the result Read More

MLK Career Day

April 7th, 2016

Connecting Students to Design

With all of the digital overload students experience today, connecting with them through print can be challenging. When Architect Allie Jarett Read More

Libbie Mill Library Teen

February 8th, 2016

Active Learning in the K12 School Library

At a recent daylong workshop on K12 Active Learning, hosted by Creative (a Richmond, VA based Steelcase dealership), BCWH was Read More

Richmond Mentors

December 30th, 2015

The Power of Mentoring through Project Based Learning

With the help of local volunteer mentors, ACE is a program focused in exposing high school and middle school students Read More

Outdoor Learning Environment StCatherines

December 30th, 2015

Benefits of Green Spaces in Schools

Green spaces and community gardens have been an evolving and ever increasing trend over the last fifteen years in America’s Read More

Building Process Part 1

December 30th, 2015

How to Know When You’re Ready to Build

Click here for the full interview. With over 30 years of educational facility design experience, Roger Richardson is BCWH Architects’ K-12 team Read More

December 30th, 2015

Designing with Light

Light is both nothing and everything Light is nothing: it is untouchable, it moves, it travels, it is but a Read More

September 11th, 2015

Designing for STEM

Approaches to education and curriculum in the classroom change almost as rapidly as the technology which supports them.  Current buzzwords Read More

August 4th, 2015

ASID Chapter Leadership Conference Recap

written by Andy Lehman, Interior Designer About four years ago, while I was an undergrad student at VCU, a few classmates Read More

July 21st, 2015

Color Theory in Design

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Pre-School Learning Center is located on the campus of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle Read More

June 9th, 2015

Bellwood Elementary Hosts Career Day

In between the sheriff’s office and an insurance corporation, BCWH’s booth at Bellwood Elementary’s Career Day stood out with interactive Read More

April 15th, 2015

BCWH presents at VEFP 2015

Last month, BCWH attended the Virginia Educational Facility Planners (VEFP) conference to deliver a presentation with Donna Dalton, Chief Academic Read More

March 18th, 2015

Green Schools Conference: Boston Schoolyard Inspires

At BCWH, we aim to create environments that are timeless in design and thoughtful in approach. We are constantly working Read More

February 6th, 2015

Architects Return to Classroom

Here at BCWH, we are lucky enough to design spaces that create collaborative experiences among many different groups of people. Read More

January 30th, 2015

Learning through Experience

Since 2002, January is recognized as National Mentoring Month. Mentors help children build confidence, gain knowledge, and develop the strength of character to Read More

January 28th, 2015

An Evening of Design Exploration

Through the Boy Scouts of America and Post 616, a program called the Learning for Life’s Exploring Program provides positive and Read More

January 23rd, 2015

Emily Hogan Named Newest Associate at BCWH

BCWH is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Hogan to the position of Associate.  As a licensed architect, Emily brings nearly eight Read More

December 31st, 2014

2014: Year in Review

As we reflect on this past year, we here at BCWH have a lot to celebrate. We started the year Read More

December 12th, 2014

Going Green at School

Sustainability is something we take very serious at BCWH, not only in our design techniques, but also with incorporating it Read More

December 9th, 2014

Emily Striffler Named 2015 Emerging Leader in Architecture by the Virginia Society AIA

Congratulations to Emily as she is named for the Virginia Society AIA’s  class of 2015′s Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA). The Society’s Read More

December 4th, 2014

AIA Emerging Leaders Project Concludes

The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program, an honors academy of the Virginia Society AIA, is an annual program comprised of Read More

November 21st, 2014

Schools Recognized in VSBA Design Awards

In conjunction with the 2014 Virginia School Boards Association annual convention held in Williamsburg, VA, six architects and seven schools Read More

October 6th, 2014

The Active Classroom

This past Friday at the Virginia School Board Association Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, BCWH exhibited a booth on the active classroom Read More

September 29th, 2014

Sustainability Meets K-12 Education

The sustainability movement is underway in school systems across North America and around the world. The Green Apple Day of Read More

May 21st, 2014

Sustainability attracts students and fosters good design on college campuses

Herman Miller released a case study on why and how the sustainability movement is growing in popularity among college campuses Read More

January 15th, 2013

Cure by Design Fashion Runway Design Competition

Each year, this design competition is held for creation of the runway that will be constructed for the fashion show. Read More

October 30th, 2013

BCWH wins 3 Interior Design Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce that BCWH has received not one, not two, but three Interior Design Excellence Awards from the Read More

University of Richmond E. Claiborne Robins Stadium - BCWH Architects

October 24th, 2013

BCWH wins Virginia AIA Merit Award for Contextual Design

BCWH is excited to announce that our project for the University of Richmond E. Claiborne Robins Stadium has won a Read More

August 15th, 2013

Hollywood Cemetery wins Best Historic Site!

Through April and May of this year, Richmond Magazine asked for opinions through their 26th annual readers' survey. With over Read More

June 1st, 2013

University of Dayton, Central Mall wins Virginia ASLA Honor Award

The recently completed Central Mall project at the University of Dayton was awarded an Honor Award by the Virginia Chapter Read More

January 14th, 2013

Our Highest Honor: The Fitz-Gibbon Award

Virginia Society AIA

Virginia Commonwealth University Masterplan - BCWH Architects

November 21st, 2010

2010 Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus

Society for College and University Planning Virginia Commonwealth University 2020 Masterplan

Harvie Elementary School - BCWH Architects

January 15th, 2010

2010 Excellence in Design Award

Virginia Education Facilities Planners Harvie Elementary School

January 14th, 2010

2010 Gold Award for Renovation

Virginia School Board Association Bellwood Elementary School

Flat Rock Elementary School - BCWH Architects

December 9th, 2009

2009 Excellence in Design Award

Virginia Educational Facility Planners Flat Rock Elementary School

Harvie Elementary School - BCWH Architects

November 18th, 2009

2009 Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

ASID & IIDA Harvie Elementary School

Flat Rock Elementary School - BCWH Architects

October 30th, 2009

2009 Distinguished Design Award – Gold Level

Virginia School Boards Association Flat Rock Elementary School, Powhatan County

Flat Rock Elementary School - BCWH Architects

October 10th, 2009

2009 Regional Excellence in Design Award

Council of Educational Facility Planners International Flat Rock Elementary School

Rockbridge County Courthouse - BCWH Architects

September 24th, 2009

2009 Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

ASID & IIDA Rockbridge County Courthouse

Harvie Elementary School - BCWH Architects

July 20th, 2009

2009 Regional Merit Award

James River AIA Harvie Elementary School

Rockbridge County Courthouse - BCWH Architects

January 15th, 2009

2009 Better Models Development Award

Valley Conservation Council Rockbridge County Courthouse

VCU Mary & Frances Youth Center - BCWH Architects

November 15th, 2008

2008 Regional Honor Award

James River AIA Mary & Frances Youth Center, Virginia Commonwealth University

Harvie Elementary School - BCWH Architects

October 21st, 2008

2008 Excellence in Design Award

Virginia School Boards Association Harvie Elementary School

University of Richmond Heilman Dining Center - BCWH Architects

December 8th, 2007

2007 Interior Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

ASID and IIDA University of Richmond Heilman Center

December 1st, 2007

2007 Excellence in Design Award

Virginia School Boards Association Colonial Trail Elementary School

November 15th, 2007

2007 Honorable Mention

Virginia School Boards Association The Georgetown School, Hanover County Public Schools

November 15th, 2007

2007 Distinguished Design Award

Virginia School Boards Association Colonial Trail Elementary School, Henrico County Public Schools

Virginia Commonwealth University Masterplan - BCWH Architects

December 20th, 2006

2006 Excellence in Design Honor Award

Richmond AIA Virginia Commonwealth University Master Plan - In Association with HEWV

November 15th, 2006

2006 Excellence in Design Merit Award

Richmond AIA Renovations to the New BCWH Office

Meadowbrook High School - Renovations & Additions - BCWH Architects

October 15th, 2006

2006 State Excellence in Design Award

Virginia Educational Facility Planners Meadowbrook High School

The Richmond Jewish Community Center - BCWH Architects

September 5th, 2006

2006 Excellence in Design Merit Award

Richmond AIA Weinstein Jewish Community Center

Richmond Mentors

The Power of Mentoring through Project Based Learning

With the help of local volunteer mentors, ACE is a program focused in exposing high school and middle school students
Read More

Outdoor Learning Environment StCatherines

Benefits of Green Spaces in Schools

Green spaces and community gardens have been an evolving and ever increasing trend over the last fifteen years in America’s
Read More

Bellwood Elementary Hosts Career Day

In between the sheriff’s office and an insurance corporation, BCWH’s booth at Bellwood Elementary’s Career Day stood out with interactive
Read More

Sustainability Meets K-12 Education

The sustainability movement is underway in school systems across North America and around the world. The Green Apple Day of
Read More

Farm to Family

Farm to Family

Recently, we have made an effort to support local VA farmers by purchasing produce, dairy and meat from the "Farm
Read More

Culture Works

Culture Works

BCWH has participated in the Culture Works (Formerly Arts fund) Campaign Week for many years. This week is dedicated to
Read More

Math Science Innovation Center

MathScience Innovation Center

This year, BCWH participated in the MathScience Innovation Center's teacher conference on Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Staff
Read More

April 15th, 2015

BCWH presents at VEFP 2015

Last month, BCWH attended the Virginia Educational Facility Planners (VEFP) conference to deliver a presentation with Donna Dalton, Chief Academic Read More

December 4th, 2014

AIA Emerging Leaders Project Concludes

The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program, an honors academy of the Virginia Society AIA, is an annual program comprised of Read More