JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL
AIAWV Citation Award for Achievement in Architecture Renovation
Silling Architects worked in partnership with the John Marshall High School Additions and Renovations Project to create a transformational architectural design solution supporting the modern era of learning. A sophisticated interior material and color palette throughout the entire campus begin to blur the lines between high school, college, and workplace environments.
Additions to the buildings include a new 3-story main entrance with relocated administrative offices providing visual and physical control for students and visitors, a new secondary entrance to serve the performing arts and athletics building, and a new 2-story circulation element bringing together the disconnected educational spaces. Extensive interior renovations of the main academic building allow for a larger, singular cafeteria/social commons and a modern food court serving space adjacent to a new research and media center to become the nucleus of the primary building level, surrounded by fully renovated and reorganized classrooms.
WVSU WALKER CONVOCATION CENTER
AIAWV Merit Award for Achievement in Architecture
Built on the southern end of West Virginia State University’s formal quad, Fleming Hall has long served as the primary venue for indoor athletics in addition to the academic needs of multiple departments since 1941.
In 2010, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority authorized a commitment of $15 million to support the renovation of Fleming Hall and the addition of a new Convocation Center. Coupled with nearly $4 million dollars of university funds and private donations, the new "D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center" opened on March 1, 2014. In addition to having fully renovated classrooms, offices and locker rooms, the project features a new 1,300-seat arena addition for intercollegiate basketball and volleyball, while also serving as the University’s premier space for commencement and convocation ceremonies and other campus-wide gatherings.
WVSU SCHOLARS HALL
Silling Architects provided construction administration services for this new, privately developed residence hall located on the West Virginia State University campus.
While taking into consideration the campus history, this Gothic architectural design exterior delivered modern apartment-style units to serve 291 students.The building features a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom semi-suites, a 140 seat meeting room, a cafe, and student collaboration spaces.
WVSU MONROE ATHLETIC COMPLEX
This new $3.5 million Athletic Complex on the campus of West Virginia State University is located adjacent to Lakin Field at Dickerson Stadium, home of the Yellow Jackets football team. The facility, just beyond the West end-zone, has a central entrance which grants both access and a dramatic connectivity to the playing field.
The two-story building has a glazed main façade and primarily houses the varsity football locker room, weight training, and instructional training programs on the main floor, with administrative office spaces for the coaching staff on the upper level. State of the art audio‐visual and weightlifting equipment coupled with unique architectural and interior design features serve to create a platform for competitive success and institutional pride for all the University's student athletes.