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Patrick Henry Building

Richmond, Virginia

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of General Services

Hillier Group, Architects

171,819 square feet

W.M. Jordan Company provided construction management and preconstruction services for an adaptive reuse of this historical state building. The Old State Library and Supreme Court Complex, originally built in 1939, was renovated in two phases, with adaptations to more than 187,800 square feet of space. Phase I included demolition and abatement of the existing Library and Supreme Court office, library stacks, and all electrical and mechanical systems. Phase II included renovating the original library Reading Rooms into the State General Assembly space and preserving the original Broad Street and Darden Garden lobbies, the Supreme Court space and the Rare Book Room. The third, fourth, and fifth floors of the Old State Library were renovated for the use of the Governor, his Staff and the General Assembly Staff. The Department of General Services occupies the sixth and seventh floors. The renovated structure is now called the Patrick Henry Building.

Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine recognized this project with two awards in their Best Projects program – Project of the Year, Best Overall, and Project of the Year, Best Adaptive Re-Use.


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