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.
Size: 113,000 s.f.
Cost: $15 million
Client: Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
188 Oakwood Drive
Project Type: Commercial
Partners: Harman Construction
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.
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 .
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