Hughes Associates A&E designed the first LEED Certified building in Botetourt County for Lanford Brothers’ highway construction headquarters. The owner wanted the building to reflect their commitment to the environment while featuring the firm’s history.
The cylindrical lobby highlights the company’s first D-9 bulldozer. New and renovated offices as well as support spaces extend from this architectural centerpiece. Employees are constantly reminded of the company’s roots while enjoying the features of a user-friendly and environmentally-concious workspace.
Designed with sustainability in mind from its inception, this green building features low flow plumbing fixtures, a vegetative roof, high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, high recycled content steel framing and asphalt, and natural light in 93% of the building spaces. This high performance building achieved a LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project earned an Innovation in Design credit for developing an education program in collaboration with Virginia Tech.