Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, O’Shaughnessy Hall Renovation and Addition

Blacksburg, Virginia


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


77,266 sq.ft.

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Moseley Architects completed a feasibility study for Virginia Tech to determine the scope of renovation required to transform the layout of O’Shaughnessy Hall, a residence hall with 341 beds, into a residential college format. The study included program development and confirmation, development of conceptual floor plans and other design documentation, building code analyses, and conceptual cost estimating.

Moseley Architects was hired to design the addition and renovation, which includes an upgraded faculty principal apartment, five to seven staff offices, a classroom, community living room, and a small faculty meeting area, along with living spaces for students. Exterior windows were replaced and a new entryway was added.

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Associated Firm

Lord Aeck & Sargent Inc. (Architectural Support), The Sextant Group (Technology), Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan (Structural), CCS International (Cost Estimating), Draper Aden Associates (Civil), Schnabel Engineering Consultants (Geotechnical), Stone Wall Hill Partners (Hardware), W.M. Jordan Company (Construction)

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