ValleyStar Credit Union - Danville Branch
ValleyStar Credit Union in Danville, VA will be a full service financial Institution with approximately 5,000 square feet including offices, conference space, teller lines, a greeter’s station as well as a drive through. Utilizing a combination of brick, EIFS, standing seam metal roof, a substantial amount of glazing, and exposed structural steel elements, the intent was to provide the client with an end result that achieves the look that provides a chic retail experience. Through the architecture of their new facility, ValleyStar wanted to portray qualities that are of the utmost importance of its staff. The hints of modern elements represent their continuing efforts to move forward with both economic and technological advances found in today’s society. The industrial elements such as the exposed painted structure that adorns the main lobby space attempt to pay homage to the industrial roots of their communities. ValleyStar is investing to create a facility to better serve and expand its reach to its customers.
Due to its own overwhelming success, the owners of Splendor Salon saw a need to expand their current space. By utilizing some of the vacant adjacent space, Solex Architecture was able to successfully address all of the company’s space needs. With the addition of multiple private rooms for facials, waxing, tanning, and other treatments, the salon staff is now able to serve more clients in a much more comfortable and efficient environment. Totaling just over 3,000 SF the tenant space now also includes office space, an employee break area, and a separate processing room.
Brooks-Lyon Funeral Home
As part of a joint effort with local engineering firm B&B Consultants in the South Boston area, Solex Architecture was able to assist the owners of Brooks-Lyon Funeral Home with the expansion of their existing facility. Part of this project including the demolition of the condemned neighboring building to allow for much needed parking. The approximate 700 square foot addition to the existing building houses a staff office, workroom, and a small waiting/coffee bar area. By enclosing the existing 385 square foot porch area, a larger, more formal foyer now compliments the existing chapel and visitation room. This also allowed for the addition of a new coat closet for guests and the enlargement of the restrooms. Finally, a covered porch area was added to both the main entrance, as well as the new office entrance, to allow guests and staff alike a brief escape from the elements before entering or leaving the facility.
DRMC Medical Office Building
Danville Regional Medical Center, a Lifepoint Hospital, is continuously evolving with the medical industry to provide the highest quality care. With those changes came the need to expand the Cardiology Clinic in their Office Building located across the street from the main facility. By expanding into an unfinished adjoining area of the building, a total of 3,000 square foot of space was added to the existing department. There are an additional 5 exam rooms, 2 bathroom facilities, 2 offices, break room, new reception area, and a new waiting room that will be able to comfortably seat 38 people. The new areas are receiving finishes on all elements that will match the existing to create a seamless look throughout the area. The design most importantly allowed for practices to remain operational during construction activities with minimal interruption.
Southgate Shopping Center
Constructed in 2015, Solex Architecture served as the architect of record for a shopping center in Farmville, Virginia. The new 12,000 square foot facility contained seven tenant spaces. Each space was designed with the building infrastructure required to anticipate future tenant needs. The facility will be used for commercial retail and dining businesses. The exterior utilized scored face block, EIFS, aluminum storefronts and awnings.
* American National Bank
Serving as a new branch for American National Bank, this project is located in Martinsville, Virginia. This two-story facility is approximately 11,000 square feet. The design accomplished to modernize classical bank architecture while paying hommage to its past. Entering through a grande stairwell, patrons are welcomed by a warm and inviting lounge, with rich wood trim and a cozy fireplace. Other features include custom wood and granite teller lines, skylights, wood and glass office walls and drive-thru lanes.
South Boston Branch
The project shown is a new branch for American National Bank located in South Boston, Virginia. This facility is one-story and approximately 5500 square feet. The design modernizes classical bank architecture by including a new twist on traditional elements. A clerestory helps to create a grand presence on the site while also providing natural light into the interior. Other features include custom wood and granite teller lines, wood trims, an inviting lounge and drive-thru lanes.
* Campbell County
Courthouse Addition and Renovation
Citizens Services Building
Located in Rustburg, Virginia, the Citizen Services building is a part of the Campbell County Government Complex. This new two-story, 20,000 square foot building serves as an office building containing various government departments. The exterior design combines materials and colors to enhance the campus environment by combining a current, yet classic form. A clerestory and large overhangs were implemented to provide natural light into the building. The interior includes wood panels, glass walls, full height tile walls and custom teller lines. Additional assistance was provided in the form of construction administration services during the addition and renovation of the nearby courthouse and maintenance buildings.
* Virginia State Police - Driver Training Facility
The new Driver Training Facility, located in Fort Pickett, Virginia, allows the Virginia Department of State Police to provide field and classroom training. The three-story facility includes approximately 48,000 square feet, with a 120 person dormitory, cafeteria, and administrative support spaces. There are also a variety of learning environments, such as a tiered classroom, a divisible conference space and training simulators. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was implemented to aid in the coordination of the various disciplines and provide a three-dimensional visualization tool.
* 2 Witches Brewery and Winery – Facility Needs Assessment
* Amelia County – Jackson Building Metal Roof Retrofit
* Piedmont Access to Health Services – Main Street, Danville Facility Expansion/Renovation
Projects shown with * were completed while with previous employer. See profile for more details