Longwood University Wygal Hall Construction

28 November 2022


HENRY ADAMS MEP Engineering Firm, located in Baltimore, Maryland has been chosen to provide the MEP design for the new Music Hall on the campus of Longwood University. Longwood University, founded in 1839 in Farmville, Virginia, is one of the oldest universities in the United States.

The 60,000 square foot building will replace Wygal Hall which was built in 1971 and has never been renovated. The team of engineers at Henry Adams were involved in the initial assessment of the current facility that highlighted the severe physical limitations. The team concluded that new construction rather than renovating was the optimal choice.

With a storied history in music instruction and Music being one of the largest majors at the college, the new building will be a priceless addition to the campus. The state-of-the-art facility will house music teaching spaces, offices and a 500- seat concert hall that will be utilized by both the university and the surrounding community for events. “Music was one of the original subjects taught here after our founding in 1839.” President W. Taylor Reveley IV said. “It is a delight to see the Commonwealth’s strong support, and to see the work of so many on this project beginning to come to fruition. This important new facility will do great good for generations to come.”

Henry Adams is delighted to be working with Longwood University and CJMW Architects on such an amazing project that will positively impact so many. The new building is estimated to be open in the spring of 2027.