One of the key elements of the revitalization of Washington Hall, the signature building on Washington and Lee's historic Colonnade, takes advantage of the building's foyer to tell the story of George Washington's transformative gift to struggling Liberty Hall Academy, while also honoring the University's benefactors.
Through an exhibition, the Washington gift of canal stock comes to life on one side of the lobby area. The Benefactors' Wall, honoring those who have given $1 million or more to W&L, has been reconfigured on the other side.
Earlier this month, that new space received national recognition for both the University and Richmond-based Glavé & Holmes Architects when it won first place in the Historic Preservation category of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards. The award was presented jointly by the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.
If you haven't seen the award-winning space in person, have a look at the images below.