Madison Hall is a multi-use office and event space on the campus nestled in the foothills between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. The challenging topography of the site led the design team to propose terraced seat walls made of local bluestone, and elegant steps down to a formal event lawn on a lower level. We created our planting design with the university calendar in mind, planning for heightened color and interest around the time of key campus events such as graduation and the late summer arrival of new students.
LOCATION: Harrisonburg, VA
CLIENT: James Madison University
ARCHITECT: Glave & Holmes
CONSTRUCTION COST: $20M (estimate)
DATES: Start: 2013, Completion: 2017
DISCIPLINES: Landscape Architecture
TEAM: David Gerstenmaier, PLA