Simple yet powerful, enriched by beautiful materials, sustainable features made legible, and an appealing modesty, this slope-side abutment exudes a sense of optimism through its relationship to earth and sky.
The project received the highest honor award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Virginia Architect HEDS won the commission in a design-build competition with their proposal for the education and exhibit center located in Charlottesville, VA. The building roofscape emerges from the hillside, where an occupiable green roof deck offers a view the Rivanna River. From there, one is symbolically linked to the primary objective of the expedition; to find a water route from the Missouri River to the Pacific. Green strategies for this LEED Silver compliant project include a vegetated green roof and geothermal.
- AIA Virginia Honor Award 2018
- AIA Central Virginia Honorable Mention Award 2018