13 May 2016

Discovery museum to reopen after renovations

Discovery museum to reopen after renovations

Aaron Richardson  | Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:16 p.m.   After a monthlong closure, the Virginia Discovery Museum will reopen with six new exhibits Saturday afternoon. The museum, which has occupied its spot on the Downtown Mall for 25 years, will unveil a science, technology, engineering and math lab; a reading area dubbed the Literacy Lounge; a construction […]

16 Mar 2016

Martin Horn Restores Morven’s Historic Windows

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Morven Window Restoration Project Under Way Dating back to the colonial era, Morven is a historic estate located in southeastern Albemarle County. The historic dwellings, the Claim House and the Main House, were constructed in the early 19th century and remain preserved today. Though it has changed hands many times, each owner maintains and improves […]

29 Feb 2016

Fudge, Caramel Apples, Corns and Brittles: Kilwins now open

From the start, Kilwins has been an interesting project.  Located on the Downtown Mall, the space has long been part of the East Main Streetscape.  At the pre-construction meeting, we were able to get into the crawl space in the front of the building and see the slab that made up the back of the […]

14 Jan 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the month

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The pace of the construction world is steadily increasing. Texts and emails have replaced faxes, while phone calls and voice mail have supplanted face-to-face discussions. Efficient as it is, electronic communication can be misunderstood by the recipient and wrong information can be transmitted resulting in a loss of real connection. The remedy is not to […]

22 Dec 2015

Martin Horn adaptively reuses factory for UVA Licensing and Ventures Group’s new office

  Occupying a prominent corner on Preston Avenue, the former Coca-Cola Bottling Works has a new lease on life as a hub of commercial activity. The newly-restored building is home to a bike shop, an organic market, a juice bar, a beer garden, and most recently, the University of Virginia’s Licensing and Ventures Group (LVG), formerly […]

1 Dec 2015

the next generation of [French] sustainable designers

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Charles Hendricks from The Gaines Group led a group of 15 visiting French students on a tour of green building design in Charlottesville. These students, many of them still in high school and a few beginning their first years at university, are exploring construction, architecture, engineering and interior design to decide which focus they will […]

25 Nov 2015

Violet Crown offers dinner at the movies

Ever since Regal Downtown closed its doors in November 2014, Charlottesville was left to wonder who could fill such a prominent space on the Downtown Mall. Now, Charlottesville can quell its curiosity: Violet Crown’s warmly lit two-story glass façade welcomes pedestrians in to watch a movie, drink or dine. While the café and mezzanine can easily […]

12 Nov 2015

The cutting EDGE of fitness studio

  Now you can have your cake donut and eat it too! EDGE is a new fitness studio located at the Shops at Stonefield, between Rocksalt restaurant and Duck Donuts. The 11,500 square-foot studio concept from ACAC features specialized yoga classes, boutique-style cycling classes, and sports performance training. The yoga studio has the ability to heat the room […]

9 Nov 2015

Martin Horn races against domestic violence

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This past Saturday, the Shelter for Help in Emergency held their annual 5K Run/Walk for Shelter, a foot race aimed at fundraising and raising community awareness about domestic violence. Shelter for Help in Emergency provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We support the work of the shelter: our own […]

2 Nov 2015

Martin Horn is elevating expectations on grounds at The University of Virginia

The University of Virginia maintains approximately 250 elevators in its 557 buildings. Over the course of two summer breaks and scheduled University holidays, Martin Horn successfully modernized 28 of those elevators with minimal disruptions to students, visitors, faculty and staff. Many parts of UVA’s grounds are historic and heavily trafficked. We are aware of what […]