National Sporting Art Museum - Renovation and New Addition
Location: Middleburg, VA
Owner:National Sporting Library
Architect:Hardee Johnston, A.S.L.A.
Contract Amount:$5.2 million
Date of Completion:06/15/2011
Grunley renovated the historic Vine Hill, an 1804 Middleburg mansion (5,000 square feet) that houses the non-profit National Sporting Art Museum, and constructed a new three-story addition (7,000 square feet). The museum houses 11 galleries for the exhibition of its permanent collection and for regularly scheduled specialty and traveling exhibits. The new museum provides one of the largest and most comprehensive venues of fine sporting art in America.For the renovation, Grunley performed substantial structural modifications and re-stabilization activities to assure the buildings’ performance into the future while at the same time its original appearance was maintained. The new addition features a raised colonnaded portico and a copper-clad and glass connector that links the old and new structures. New mechanical, electrical, life safety, security and telecommunications systems were installed within both buildings. Grunley also added climate-controlled art storage, grand staircases, workrooms, an elevator, utility rooms and a loading dock for receiving deliveries. The project received a 2012 Best Building Renovation Adaptive Re-Use Award of Merit from the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and a 2012 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Metal Trim and Custom Copper.