Brockenbrough offers full-service building design, including architectural, structural, lighting, power, HVAC and plumbing design. Experience ranges from office upfits to complete building design.

At Brockenbrough, the focus is on designing quality, budget-conscious government facilities. Each project offers unique challenges responded to with a team approach that incorporates functionality and efficiency into responsible architecture. As a firm, Brockenbrough stays current with advancements in building design, materials and practices. That knowledge is used to design facilities that are aesthetically pleasing, durable, and user-friendly for both staff and members of the public. Each building should be accessible to people with diverse abilities and provide the same ease of use for all. Brockenbrough is proud of having many repeat government clients, working hard to earn every client’s confidence.

Brockenbrough’s building systems experience ranges from office upfits to turnkey commercial facilities.  With a focus on energy efficiency, mechanical engineers have designed HVAC systems from simple residential style systems to large commercial systems incorporating multiple chillers and boilers.  In the areas of lighting and power distribution, electrical engineers have experience providing designs that integrate with the HVAC design to ensure an efficient overall product.  Brockenbrough also provides plumbing design that integrates with other systems and strives to reduce water usage demands.

The design of recreational facilities is a significant area of expertise for Brockenbrough. The teams have designed and renovated recreational structures for state and local parks, as well as school systems and universities. From park visitor centers and camping cabins to campus pedestrian bridges and high school field houses, Brockenbrough’s team have the skills to create buildings which are functional and sensitive to their natural surroundings. They can bring their knowledge and experience to a large variety of recreational building projects.

Brockenbrough has extensive experience with historic restoration and repair projects. Some of these projects include Walnut Valley Farm at Chippokes State Park, Dabbs House in Henrico County and Mulberry Hill Mansion at Staunton River Battlefield State Park. Brockenbrough’s teams understand the sensitive nature of these projects and have experience working with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, historic preservation consultants and archeologists.

Over the years, renovation projects have become a specialty for Brockenbrough. We anticipate Issues can be anticipated which are unique to renovations, such as the capacity and functionality of existing building systems and the possible presence of hazardous materials. The teams at Brockenbrough can suggest modifications which will improve circulation, bring the building into compliance with A.D.A. and current building codes and make buildings more energy efficient.

Whether a client is looking to renovate an existing offices or move to a new one, Brockenbrough can design office space which is functional, efficient, and user friendly. The team will discuss current and future needs and tailor designs to client requirements and budget. Services include architecture, space planning, design of lighting systems with automatic controls, HVAC system design and power/telecommunications infrastructure.

Brockenbrough is a sustainably-focused firm, and remains at the forefront of this important building design philosophy through the continuous education of staff, clients, and community. Brockenbrough became a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2006, and has LEED-accredited architects and engineers on staff who are experienced in sustainable design, the LEED rating system, and the LEED Certification process. With multiple LEED certified buildings completed, these engineers bring a wealth of sustainable design experience to all of our projects. In 2009, Brockenbrough’s office became the first private LEED certified project for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) in the Richmond, Virginia area.


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