Washington & Lee | Center for Global Learning

Branch served as the Construction Manager at Risk for Washington & Lee University’s new $9.5 million Center for Global Learning project, which consisted of partial demolition, renovation and expansion of the existing duPont Hall and a new 19,800sf, 2-story addition. The new Center for Global learning functions as a central point of “engagement” for W&L and includes curriculum from many different disciplines, common space for informal and formal contact, and flexible office space to adapt to the presence of full departments as well as to provide work space for colleagues and international visitors involved in common projects or research on global issues.
The project was situated adjacent to many active campus buildings and therefore requires careful safety planning; delicate utility relocation was also involved. This facility serves as a marketplace for thinking and acting on global issues and provides W&L a world-class facility for 21st century learning.

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Owner: Washington & Lee University

Architect: SMBW

Size: 33,000