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Longwood University

Longwood University

Longwood University High Street Gateway
HG Design Studio just finished working with the team architects on designs for several gateways to Longwood University.  The materials and design are in keeping with the historic school’s formal campus and colonial architecture.  In addition to the gateways, we lead plaza improvements, streetscape upgrades, and planting designs in preparation for the Vice Presidential Debate that was held at the University in late 2016.

Longwood University Center
HG Design Studio is providing Landscape Architecture for a new two-level 120,000 square foot student union.  The new building is centrally-located on the Longwood University campus and includes essential connections to some of the most important campus open spaces: Wheeler Hall, Brock Commons, and Lankford Hall.  The scope of the project includes pedestrian circulation, ample green space for student recreation, dedicated space for clubs and organizations, special event area for fraternity and sorority events, a cabaret venue for entertainment events, student government association meeting spaces, student lounges, administrative offices for the department of student union and activities, large meeting spaces, a centralized message center, and a food service area.

Longwood University New Residence Halls
Charged with the integration of two new residential buildings into a topographically challenging site, HG Design Studio created a design that uses brick-clad retaining walls, a gentle grassy hillside, and bosques of ornamental flowering trees around a Central Lawn that serves as both an elegant face of the University and a space for active and passive student recreation.  The design team worked closely with the overall campus master plan currently under development.  HG was able to maintain an existing pedestrian corridor through the site while providing accessible routes for all students across significant changes in grade.

Other projects include: Academic Building, Admissions Building, Willett Hall Façade, Curry and Frazer Halls Charrette

LOCATION: Farmville, VA
CLIENT: Longwood University
DATES: Start: 2012, Completion: 2016/ In Design
DISCIPLINES: Landscape Architecture
TEAM: David Gerstenmaier, PLA, Robbie Roach, PLA


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