Martin Horn is raising the roof of Charlottesville’s Sprint Pavilion. The original concept for the Pavilion was developed by FTL Design Engineering in 2005. The recladding is being refurbished by Dünn Lightweight Architecture. The weatherproof fabric is covered by a protective coating which prevents pollutants in the air from sticking to it. The fabrics durability has reached the end of its 12-year lifespan and Sprint Pavilion General Manager, Kirby Hutto asked Martin Horn to oversee the construction of the new roof.  Ongoing improvements to this transformative material, mean the new roof will last 20 years. Other enhancements to the structure include a fresh coat of paint for the steel.

“We were able to find an epoxy-based paint which can be applied in 20° temperatures. This allowed us to continue work through the snow fall and maintain our projected completion of mid March,” explained Project Manager, Robert Menasco.

Due to construction, access on the east end of the downtown mall has changed. Alternate paths have been clearly marked to help pedestrians navigate around the site.


At Martin Horn, the health and safety of our partners, team members, and community always comes first. It is this belief that continues to guide our actions, as we navigate the quickly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Martin Horn is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other government (federal and local) entities in real-time to inform operational decisions that safeguard the well-being of our partners and team members, alike. 


Due to the rapidly evolving landscape of this pandemic, this policy is subject (and likely) to change. To see the most up-to-date version of this policy, see the link below.

Martin Horn COVID-19 Policy