This 68,000 square feet, six floor facility will provide greatly increased stack space for The College’s library collection, in addition to classrooms, collaborative study rooms, a studio lab, café, and a 24 hour zone for student study. The building will also serve as a second accessible route between the lower and upper campus.
Recently Completed Projects
Dam Restoration Project
Thompson & Litton; Schnabel Dam Engineers
Estes Brothers Construction, Inc.
The spillways of two earthen dams located adjacent to the David J. Prior Convocation Center are being replaced to meet Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Dam Safety regulations for storage and storm water runoff. The spillway design for both dams is a 16-foot-wide, single cycle reinforced concrete labyrinth weir spillway. In addition, a sharp crested weir, 11 feet long for one dam and 12 ½ feet long for the other dam, will be incorporated into the design to control normal pool and discharge inflows up to, and including, the 100-year 24-hour storm event, so that the total spillway widths will be 27 feet and 28 ½ feet respectively. Flows discharging over the weirs will be conveyed into downstream stilling basins via a reinforced concrete chute, with a 12-inch-diameter low level gate to allow for reservoir drawdown.
Winston Ely Health & Wellness Center
Train & Partners
The 12,000 square feet Ely Health and Wellness Center houses the latest exercise equipment, a multipurpose room for group exercise and dance, conference room for individual and group health advising, small café, and locker rooms.
David J. Prior Convocation Center
The David J. Prior Convocation Center seats 3,000 for sporting events and 3,600 for concerts or convention activities. The 78,000-square feet center houses a Box Office/Ticket Window, UVa-Wise Bookstore Retail Shop, Two Concession Stands, Main Athletic Court, Practice Court/Dining Area, and Outdoor Patio. The Center is home to the UVa-Wise men’s and women’s basketball teams, women’s volleyball team and frequently hosts other athletic contests, concerts, graduations/commencements, proms/after-prom parties, dances, conferences, conventions, trade shows, weddings/wedding receptions, and many other events.