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Virginia Military Institute: Maury-Brooke Science

Higher Education

Virginia Military Institute: Maury-Brooke Science.

Lexington, Virginia

A change in cadet requirements and overall growth of the student body created a need for department expansions at Virginia Military Institute. The Maury-Brook Hall Science Building suffered from a number of deficiencies, including: insufficient space for academic program; poorly functioning mechanical systems; lack of power, data, and communications capacity; and deteriorating windows and exterior insulation cladding system. This renovation included modifications to the office wing to accommodate departmental offices, student study spaces and instructional spaces, as well as the reconfiguration of the lab wing to provide flexible, contemporary teaching and research lab space.  

The existing building façade was evaluated for conformance with the VMI Post Preservation Plan and was found to be inconsistent from the classic Gothic Revival architecture theme prevalent throughout the campus. Exterior modifications helped the building to attain compliance within the historical district.