Historic / Adaptive Re-Use

Deco at CNB Building
Richmond, Virginia

Our Firm provided MEP/FP design services on the conversion of this 248,000 SF 1920’s bank building to student housing on the annex level and luxury apartments in a 14-story tower level.

Cookie Factory Lofts
Richmond, Virginia

Dunlap & Partners provided engineering design services on this 192,000 SF $19.329M adaptive re-use project of a former cookie factory into apartments. The Project was designed in Revit.

Union Theological Seminary
Richmond, Virginia

Study alternatives and design documents were provided for the upgrade and renovation to utilities serving this historic landmark campus. With buildings and infrastructure dating from 1897, the Historic Quadrangle complex was in need of upgrade to meet current code and safety requirements.

Blandfield Plantation
Essex County, Virginia

Project Management and M/E/P and life safety design was provided for a comprehensive upgrade to the utilities serving the historic Tidewater plantation. Project elements included a new fire and life safety system, a new security system, a new water filtration system, new emergency power generating system, and a new landscape watering system that is sensitive to the historic nature of the plantation’s main house.

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.  

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.