About This Project

Lexington, VA – 14,700 sf

After extensive renovations, this former elementary school, originally built in the 1950s, now serves as a corporate district office for BARC Electric Cooperative.

Skylights and tinted glass in the remodeled entranceway give the brick building a bright, contemporary look that provides abundant natural light. Among the new interior spaces are multiple offices, breakrooms, meeting rooms, restrooms, an executive suite with private restroom and lobby area, a locker room,  a fitness center with showers, and several necessary storage and mechanical rooms.

BARC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to about 13,000 connections across five counties in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Bath, Alleghany, Augusta, Highland, and Rockbridge.  The cooperative was formed in 1938 as part of the Rural Electrification Act addressing the need for electricity to residents in rural areas.

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