Archive for 'Architecture, Engineering & Construction'
Issue: May 2013 by Suzanne Ramsey.
Overlooking Lynchburg’s historic riverfront, the Lower Bluffwalk is beginning to take shape. The project—a series of staircases, walkways and green spaces in the corridor between Ninth and Washington and Commerce and Jefferson streets—was fast-tracked last year and, according to city officials, should be finished in about 18 months. In mid-April, Cheree Taylor, the city’s project [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Heather Carey.
What does the bridge spanning Wards Road, the Family Life Center on Timberlake Road, the Recycling and Transfer Center on Mayflower Drive and the newly-opened Hancock Welcome Center on Liberty University’s (LU) campus have in common? All were built by the team at Lynchburg-based Glass and Associates, Inc. and while all four buildings may seem [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Drew Menard.
Bringing a dream to reality is no simple task when it comes to building a home or renovating a room. On top of the labor, time and price tag involved piles a sometimes subtle, often overwhelming avalanche of details—what faucet to use, which light fixture is best, how much space is needed between the cabinets [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Drew Menard.
Take upscale living in a peaceful, well-lit neighborhood, add the amenities of a country club, throw in a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at no charge and you have Farmington, a classy, 2,200-acre community in the heart of Forest. Take all those perks minus the maintenance headache of homeownership, cut the cost and [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Camille Smith.
Since 1971, Liberty University’s motto has been “Training Champions for Christ,” through its offering of a biblically based education. While this mission has remained virtually unchanged over the last four decades, Liberty’s campus has come a long way since its humble beginning. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently announced that Liberty will top $1 billion in [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
On almost any night of the week, you can find Daniel Messarge sitting by himself behind the counter of Risoldi’s Jersey Deli, donning ear buds. The restaurant, located in a former bus station at 512 5th Street, is dark save the kitchen lights and whatever of the streetlights happens to bleed in through the tall [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Suzanne Ramsey.
Those who drive past the warehouses at the 1400 block of Kemper Street, specifically the odd-numbered side, might wonder what goes on there. A better question might be, “What doesn’t?” The complex is not only home to hundreds of people, but also an array of enterprises, among them a church, a coffee roaster and a [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Alyssa Mercadante.
Renovations. Restorations. Reconstructions. Sweet Briar College (SBC) is doing it all. Ground has just been broken on a new wing on the west side of Mary Helen Cochran Library. This is the first of three phases that will include removal and replacement of the Dana Wing, which was a 1964 addition to the north side [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
Dave Poole, self-described manager, owner, maintenance mechanic and sometimes busboy at Lynchburg’s successful riverfront restaurant, The Depot Grille, believes that what most people do not understand about starting a business is that it has to be a “win-win” scenario. Any undertaking of the sort should benefit both the business and the location it’s in. For [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
Countless businesses have felt the bitter and continuous sting of the current economic recession, but local contractor English Construction Company has found a way to fortify itself against financial ruin. Founded in 1909 by William Benjamin “W.B.” English, English Construction has sustained itself as an industry juggernaut by maintaining a commitment to its core values [...]