Location: Madison Heights, VA
This renovation project involved Buildings #9 and #10, both located on the campus of the Central Virginia Training Center. The buildings were constructed in the 1950s, and although some repair and modification work has transpired over the years, the exterior and interior configuration remained primarily as originally designed. Building #10 was a residential and treatment facility for young children with severe mental disabilities. Since CVTC has not housed children in decades, Building #10 remained vacant until the initiation of this renovation project. With the housing of clients with developmental and behavioral disabilities evolving in recent years, the primary focus of this renovation project was to provide a facility that provides the comforts, amenities, and care equal to that of a newly constructed residential facility.
Since the exterior of the building is of a traditional brick design, it was important to maintain the traditional architectural features. Therefore exterior renovations were limited to the replacement of original windows with thermally-broken aluminum windows having insulating glazing and historic trim and muntins. The interior of the building was almost completely reconfigured with new partitions, ceilings, toilets, finishes, lighting, HVAC, and power systems. This reconfiguration not only served to appropriately address the operational objectives of serving the CVTC clients and staff, but to also bring the building up to current Life Safety regulations and Building Code criteria.