RRMM Architects RRMM Architects
  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Ernst Hall

Location: Petersburg, VA

Unused since 2010, Ernst Hall at Richard Bland College of William & Mary was constructed in 1967 as an academic building, housing classrooms, science labs & offices, and has remained unchanged since then. From the outset and during the initial conditions assessment, the RRMM project team had to address remaining science lab configurations / infrastructure including mercury glass piping and hazardous material abatement as well as building and roof envelope concerns and new IT/technology requirements. The focus of the renovation was to provide flexible student learning spaces, including classrooms, seminar spaces, facility and admin offices, and student lounge / study spaces.  A 200-seat lecture hall, which is the only auditorium space on campus, was renovated and expanded to a multi-story space to support larger classes and special events.  The redesigned academic spaces evolved as a result of an intensive programming exercise conducted on campus with faculty, staff and the RRMM team. The innovative teaching philosophies proposed by RBC leadership led to an RRMM design which integrated technology into flexible learning spaces that promote more interaction between students and faculty.

This project is IgCC Certified.