Cultural

Valentine History Center
Richmond, Virginia

This is a renovation to the two main floors of the Valentine Richmond History Center museum, comprising approximately 16,000 SF. It involves replacing the existing HVAC ductwork systems, upgrading the temperature and humidity control systems, making the toilets ADA accessible, correcting existing storm and sanitary drainage problems and upgrading lighting and lighting control

Black History Museum
Richmond, Virginia

Dunlap and Partners provided MEP/FP for the adaptive re-use of the 8,500 SF former Leigh Street Armory into a museum, an exhibit, an archival and office space for the Black History Museum of Richmond.

Virginia War Memorial
Richmond, Virginia

Dunlap & Partners provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for the renovation and addition of the visitor’s center for this original 1955 building honoring our heroes.

Petersburg Public Library
Petersburg, Virginia

Our engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, & fire protection engineering design for a 50,000 SF Library. The project was certified LEED Silver. Sustainable strategies included displacement ventilation and occupancy sensor lighting controls.

Bacon’s Castle
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dunlap and Partners were part of the restoration for this historic structure which was converted to a museum and provided mechanical, electrical and fire alarm system.  

Yorktown Victory Center
Yorktown, Virginia

Engineering services were provided for the analysis and renovation of the humidification system at the 50,000 SF Yorktown Victory Center in historic Yorktown, Virginia. The Owner commissioned a system analysis of the existing humidification equipment serving a museum facility only a few years old. Humidity levels in the artifact display and storage areas had remained out of specified control ranges from the time the building was occupied. The firm recommended replacing several humidifiers and adding additional units, created bid documents for the work, and served as prime consultant for bidding and contract award. The resulting system changes allowed the Owner to maintain the temperature and humidity levels necessary to protect their exhibits as well as attract loaned artifacts from other institutions.

Jamestown-Yorktown Central Support Complex
Williamsburg, Virginia

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing design was provided for this 50,000 SF central support complex serving the museums of Jamestown and the Yorktown Battlefield. This facility provides areas for carpentry, painting, electrical and mechanical shop support of the exhibit displays, including design and fabrication. Also included is a large administrative space.  

Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center
Fredericksburg, Virginia

A feasibility study and a master plan were provided for the restoration and adaptive reuse of Maury School.  The early twentieth-century building functions as a community civic center with office space, space for museum exhibitions, theatrical performances and meeting rooms.  

Kent Valentine House
Richmond, Virginia

Our engineers provided design for this two-phase project involving renovations and additions to the historic Kent Valentine House occupied by the Garden Club.  The project involved mechanical and electrical engineering services for the 11,000 SF facility.  

Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
Henrico County, Virginia

Our engineers provided structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services for this 40,000 SF, $5.0 million renovation of the Old Glen Allen School constructed in the 1920’s.  The new facility will include a 350 seat theater as well as art studios, costume and scene shops, rehearsal space and administrative offices.  

Virginia Historical Society Museum
Richmond, Virginia

This project involved recapturing approximately 3,000 SF of existing outside portico space to relocate the Museum Store (Gift Shop) and to create a new larger public entrance and lobby space.  The systems included two new air handling systems, new lighting systems (including the retail space), modification and extension of existing power distribution systems and modification […]

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

Several assignments have been done for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts over the years.  Our work has encompassed Project Management and Fire Protection alarm system design for the entire Virginia Fine Arts Museum.  One of the particular design challenges of this assignment was integrating state-of-the-art addressable alarm technology into very aesthetically-sensitive gallery and public […]

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Richmond, Virginia

Our team provided MEP/FP design for multiple buildings in the botanical complex. The buildings included 50,000 SF, visitor’s center with full service kitchen and dining, a 40,000 SF education building with ballroom, a central garden (electrical & plumbing only), a greenhouse, and a bookstore.

Interbake Building Adaptive Re-use
Richmond, Virginia

MEP engineering design services were provided for this 192,000 SF original Girl Scout cookie factory. The $19.329M adaptive re-use project was designed as a multi-family facility and apartments. This project was recognized as the “Best Adaptive Re-Use” for the 2015 GRACRE Design Awards.  

Beacon Theater
Hopewell, Virginia

Our engineers provided MEP engineering design on this 3-story Colonial Revival and Art Deco building.  Utilization of Historic Tax Credits were used to supplement funding for the $.2M project. This project was recognized as the “Best Cultural Project” for the 2015 GRACRE Design Awards.  

Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Engineering services were provided for this 70,000 SF, $6 million renovation of space in the John Russell Pope-designed historic building [dating to 1917] which included exhibit space, offices, classrooms, a gift shop and food service areas.  

Maymont Nature Center
Richmond, Virginia

Our team provided engineering services for a new 26,000 SF, $5.4 million Nature Center at Maymont Park.  The program space included an aquarium/exhibits, classroom/labs, meeting rooms, food service and a gift shop.  

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
Staunton, Virginia

Our firm provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design for the nation’s 14th presidential library comprised of a new 29,000 SF, 4-level structure, and a new 2-level parking deck that was interconnected with two historic residential-type structures (Effinger and Manse Houses).  Spaces included an archival storage, a museum collection storage, an exhibit space, a reception hall, a […]

The National Theatre
Richmond, Virginia

This historic structure located in the Broad Street Corridor of downtown Richmond was originally constructed in the 1920’s as a movie house. The building was abandoned in 1983 and sat vacant. In 2002 the building was listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. In 2006 Dunlap & Partners became part of the team challenged with designing the adaptive reuse of the National as a live entertainment venue.

RR Smith Center for History and Art
Staunton, Virginia

Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design for the renovation of an historic downtown facility for use as a museum facility. The 24,000 SF, four-story multi-use facility is intended to promote art and history in the Staunton area, and contains galleries and seven classrooms. A portion of the project was financed through the use of historical tax credits.