The Highway building on VDOT’s Central campus in Downtown Richmond was constructed in 1939 and has served as the central administration building to the state agency. As the campus grew, the Annex building was added. The Connector Corridor from the Highway building to the Annex building became a main path of travel for staff as well as visitors.
The experience walking through the Connector Corridor was less than desirable, the low light levels contrasting with material reflectance and glare. When the design team was asked to improve the experience, inspiration was found in the history and ingenuity of VDOT’s evolution.
With budget always a concern in state solutions, technology was put aside and a mural walk took form. This corridor transformation had taken place during the pandemic and has been a welcoming surprise to returning employees and visitors. Utilizing what used to be just a circulation path, the design team was able to create a visual experience that reflects VDOT’s history and culture.
- Experiential Graphic Design
- Image Curation
- Pre-production art preparation
- Interior Finishes
- Lighting Design
- Construction Documentation
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