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Mather Architects welcomes new talent

Mather Architects is pleased to welcome John Daly to the team as a Project Architect. John is a graduate of Auburn University, a licensed Architect and holds a Class-A contractors license in Virginia. John is intimately involved in his family’s development projects in...

Sunnyside – Skilled Care Renovations

Sunnyside – Skilled Care Renovations

Renovations of the 82-bed Skilled Care wing at Sunnyside Retirement Community are nearing completion. This project involved extensive renovations on two floor levels in order to transform this older facility from an institutional layout and fell, to a much warmer...

Redeeming Life Church – Augusta County

Plans have been completed for the new Redeeming Life Church in Augusta County. The church selected the very cost efficient method of using a “Sprung Structure” for the envelope of their 11,000 s.f. building. Sprung provides a shell structure which includes a...

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative – New Headquarters

We have begun the design work for a new Headquarters facility for the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. We are working as a Design-Build team with Harman Construction. This facility will also include all District operations of the Coop, as well. Essentially, two...

43 rd Street Townhomes near completion – Norfolk, VA

43 rd Street Townhomes near completion – Norfolk, VA

Nearing final completion, the 43rd Street Townhomes, which face Old Dominion University across several City blocks, was designed to offer affordable housing to local firefighters, police and teachers, offer several design and price options, and reflect the local,...

Cub Run Elementary – Outdoor Classroom

Cub Run Elementary – Outdoor Classroom

Mather donated services to Cub Run Elementary School to help them envision and create an Outdoor Classroom. Working with the Challenge Teacher, Mrs. Soltis, and using an existing Courtyard, the space now contains a “Birds Nest” teaching area, flowers, bushes, sod,...

Montevideo Middle School – Auditorium

Mather donated services to Montevideo Middle School to generate a vision for renovating the Auditorium into more of an inviting “Theater”. Recently, the first part of this vision was completed with the installation of a handicap lift to the Stage. In order to...

Past, present and future align in Harrisonburg City Hall

Past, present and future align in Harrisonburg City Hall

The dream of the city of Harrisonburg was to have a new, fully modern city hall that would allow hundreds of employees, community members and countless visitors to benefit from modern systems, materials and technology. The design needed to reflect Harrisonburg’s...

Balancing Development and Heritage to Revitalize a Small Town

Balancing Development and Heritage to Revitalize a Small Town

In general, though Mather Architects has received many accolades over the years, the testament to our work that pleases us most is seeing the impact we’ve had on our clients and their communities. However, there’s one honor we've received that makes us especially...

Design for Dementia Care That Feels Like Home

Design for Dementia Care That Feels Like Home

For many decades, the model for facilities offering senior care — particularly for people living with dementia — was what you might call “hospital light.” The facilities felt more or less like hospitals, without the more intensive levels of medical care. Today, we...