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Old Donation School; Virginia Beach, VA Old Donation School combines three existing gifted education programs, serving second through eighth grade students who are gifted intellectually, in visual arts or dance. ODS integrates “Buildings That Teach” concepts, which work to apply the building itself as a learning tool. In the building’s main atrium area, a map of the Chesapeake Bay is designed into the terrazzo floor.     If...

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The Interior Design industry is composed of many creative and talented minds whose jobs require constant out of the box and forward thinking every day. These jobs that we love can still sometimes cause stress in our everyday lives, so we went on the hunt to find out what a few of our members do to relax in their spare time. Many have hobbies that create a little sunshine in their day and allow them to follow a passion for art to share...

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Student | Honorable Mention Candace McDonald & Haley Yost, Radford University – Mountaintop Village Saja Al Weshabi & Haley Yost, Radford University – Hotel Marrakech Student | First Place Jessica Mathews, VCU – NEXT: Epitaxy (by Steelcase) Avery Drainer, Radford Unviersity – A Residence for Easton Residential | Singular Space | Honorable Mention Theresa Dorlini & Stefanie Pennington, Circle Design Studio – Playroom,...

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Project Spotlight: Masonic Theatre , Commonwealth Architects With this summer’s grand reopening of the renovated Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia, a historic icon is back and open for business. Originally constructed in 1905 as a venue for stage performances and meeting facilities for the Masons, the theatre now houses four stories of multi-use space that can be used for a variety of community activities. The Masonic Theatre...

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