Gunston Hall Historic Mansion and Visitor Center highlight U.S. founding father George Mason’s civic career. To support Gunston Hall’s strategic goals of attracting a wider and more-diverse audience and growing its funding sources, the facilities needed to be updated to become more comfortable, accessible, safe, and adaptable and serve the community well into the future. This entailed upgrading both the mansion and visitor center to mitigate code and MEP system deficiencies and integrating better humidity controls into the visitor center to accommodate safe storage and presentation of artifacts from permanent and visiting exhibitions.
2RW’s services for this historic renovation project, include:
The house-preservation heating and cooling system in the historic mansion minimizes large swings in temperature, prolonging the life of the building envelope.
Updates to the visitor center:
OWNER: Gunston Hall
SIZE: 6,500 SF
COST: $2.5 million
Historic Designation: U.S. National Register of Historic Places