Virginia tech Visitor Center
ARCHITECTURAL Lighting TRANSFORMATION
The Virginia Tech Visitor Center is the first stop that all incoming students visit on the Virginia tech campus. The building houses the information kiosk as well as the undergraduate admissions offices. The building was built in 2008 and opened in 2009. The building is faced in a Hokie stone façade complemented with steal and glass. The buildings architecture keeps the classic stone and mortar look of campus while also showcasing advancement’s in architecture and engineering.
My intent is to create vibrancy for Visitors Center into evening hours, which will continue its friendly dynamic atmosphere.
The hardscape lighting of the building was designed with the intent to showcase the buildings connection to the rest of campus. Color changing spotlights illuminate the Virginia Tech Crest at the pinnacle of the main entrance. There is up lighting from the ground floor that compliments the Hokie stone façade. The warm concrete portions of the building have color changing up lights on them.
There is also a flexibility of color designed in the lighting. This allows for the building to also reflect events on campus (see following photos)