Longwood University, Bedford Hall

Dynamic Visual Arts Building Is A Cultural Catalyst

This renovation and expansion nearly doubles Bedford Hall, which houses the visual and studio arts programs within an emerging cultural corridor at the campus’s south end. HGA, in association with Moseley Architects, reconfigured interior spaces, updated mechanical and electrical systems, and completed a two-story addition to accommodate concentrations in graphic design, photography, crafts, art history, drawing and printmaking, and painting. The expanded building includes classrooms, laboratories, shops, studios, galleries, and administrative offices. The team paid particular attention to such safety factors as ventilation, lighting and durable surfaces to offset potential hazards associated with studio-arts projects.


Farmville, Virginia

Building Type

Learning Spaces, Visual Arts


73,240 SF

  • 2015 AIA Minnesota Honor Award
  • 2013 AIA Virginia Honor Award
  • 2013 American School & University Magazine, Educational Interiors Showcase Silver Citation Award
  • 2013 Associated General Contractors of Metro DC, Best Educational New Construction Under $150 Million

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