Government

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC)

Meeting their member-owner’s needs since 1936

The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is a not-for-profit electric utility located in the Shenandoah Valley. Serving over 90,000 member-owners, the co-op maintains over 7,600 miles of electrical lines in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren in Virginia, and the city of Winchester.

In 2016, the SVEC found the need to combine their district office with the corporate headquarters. The resulting project sits just off Route 11 in Mount Crawford, Virginia. The new campus consists of three main buildings: a 3-story, 71,000sf headquarters building, a 1-story, 27,000sf warehouse, and a 2-story, 17,000sf garage building.

Details

Size: 113,000 s.f.

Cost: $15 million

Client: Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

Location:
188 Oakwood Drive
Rockingham, VA

Completion: 2018

Project Type: Commercial

Partners: Harman Construction

A full view of the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.
A side view of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.
A picture of the sign in front of the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.

Project Info

The Headquarters building is a union of local, historic architectural design principles and modern technology and responsible environmental design. Blue Stone, cast stone, aluminum, and glass create a contemporary design that draws from local historic architecture.

The building houses the entire corporate and district offices of the SVEC and includes the infrastructure necessary to meet the need inherent to a cooperative. A 250-person conference room allows for

company-wide meetings and space to accommodate SVEC personnel and contractors when large storm events require a greater outage restoration response. The building also houses a 24/7 operations and communication center that allows the SVEC to be connected to their entire grid. The building is also equipped with catering kitchens, a boardroom, and 1200 s.f. veranda on the third floor.

A look at the 6-bay garage in the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.
A meeting room in the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.

The 6-bay garage building provides a local base of operations for the maintenance, repair, and deployment of the entire SVEC vehicle fleet. From here, SVEC has the ability to respond immediately to any outages or problems that may arise.

The new SVEC Campus is a design solution that addresses the growing needs of the Cooperative while emphasizing value and innovation – the cornerstones of SVEC .

A view of the outside patio area at the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.
The lobby area and front desk in the new Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative facility.

 

 

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