In progress–renovations to Rouss City Hall, built in 1901. Located in Winchester’s historic district, this building has a lot of history and now more opportunity to show it off!
Aerial view of Rouss City Hall, nestled in the center of historic downtown Winchester.
A fun discovery: these historic stairs and column were previously encased in gypsum wallboard walls constructed in a 1986 renovation.
This was the old theater entrance. It’s becoming the future offices of the Winchester Department of Planning and Zoning.
The former theater ticket/coat room is being renovated into a conference room. Floating acoustic ceiling grids, pulled back from the walls, hide the electrical wiring and mechanical ducts, while leaving the historic windows fully intact and exposed.
Newly finished reception area for the City Manager. Historic wood stairs go up to the attic.
Newly finished reception desk for the Finance Department.
Conference room for the Mayor and City Council, featuring acoustic ceiling panel “cloud” and the original corner fireplace.
Beautiful exposed brick lines the 4th floor hallway.
Newly exposed steel I beams (with original handwriting describing where they should be delivered) run the span of the HR conference room.
New reception room for HR.
This modern mountain house takes advantage of a picture-perfect view of West Virginia’s Capon Valley.
“Drone’s eye” view of the overlook side of the house.
Crane installation of the Modpool (a prefab pool made from a shipping container). It will be integrated into a future deck.
Framing and sheathing on the southeast side of the house.
Mountain view from above the house.
There will be an incredible view of the mountains from the Modpool!
A new campus is being built in Ashburn, VA. It’s the future home of the Loudoun School for the Gifted.
Getting ready to pour the concrete slab floor.
Stair towers are in and structural steel is being erected.
Concrete slab floor has been poured. Meanwhile, bar joists are being installed and are resting on ICF walls (insulated concrete forms).
First floor bar joists are going in!
Mountain Retreat in Great Cacapon, WV
The builder needed a surveyor to lay out this foundation plan!
Crooked walls on a beautiful site.
South elevation of the master bedroom wing.
View of the master bedroom from the north.
Master bedroom windows and porch below.
Here is a sampling of our work that is currently on the boards.
Five Brightly Colored Spaces for Kids. Great article from Architect Magazine that includes the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.
AREA 51 – Enter if you dare. New images of this exciting project are up. Click here
Have a safe and happy holiday from everyone here at Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.
“May the Swartz be with you”
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