STV Inc. of Douglasville received a Grand Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies Virginia statewide engineering competition for its work on the $95 million Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg.
STV served as executive architect and provided project management, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, telecommunications and sustainable design services. The company teamed with the university on an initiative to enhance the presence and practice of the arts at the school.
STV was one of five engineering firms to win a Grand Award and will compete with four other winners for the Pinnacle Award, to be presented at ACEC Virginia’s gala on Feb. 5 in Richmond, Va.
The 130,000-square-foot complex, which sits at the main entrance to the campus, consists of a fully renovated Shultz Hall and two new additions, which house the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre and the Collaborative Performance Lab, known as The Cube. A new courtyard serves as an entrance for all three buildings and an outdoor performance space.
The Moss Arts Center has earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.