Virginia Horse Center
203,576 sq. ft.
Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings and General Construction
- Markets: Agriculture and Entertainment
- Location: Lexington, Virginia
- Architect: James G. Rothschild, Boynton Rothschild Rowland Architects
- Building Erection: H.S. Williams Company
- Building Manufacturer: Nucor Building Systems
- 203,576 square feet
- Pre-engineered building systems
- Stables, indoor show arena, service building, passageways, 4,000-seat coliseum
- Walls include a blend of concrete panels cast with vertical barn siding, architectural metal panels, wall light bands and operable windows
- Buildings are graced with distinctive cupolas and harbor blue standing seams
- Hipped roof stables and a 220-feet clear span coliseum
How Was H.S. Williams the Best Construction Company for the Job?
- Looking to stimulate growth of the Commonwealth’s horse industry, the Virginia Commission of Industry and Agriculture needed a contractor to control the center’s construction schedule and get buildings under roof.
- Despite building components that required long lead times (and construction throughout the winter) in just six months H.S. Williams had the first building ready to host events.
- Undeterred by the magnitude and demanding schedule, H.S. Williams helped construct one of the nation’s leading equine exhibition centers: a 600-acre complex that can accommodate over 700 horses.