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Amvest Corporate Headquarters

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1984–1986, Jacquelin Taylor Robinson. 1 Boar's Head Pl.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This corporate headquarters adjacent to Boar's Head overlooks a pond. The siting is reminiscent of Eero Saarinen's John Deere Headquarters, East Moline, Illinois (1956). But in Virginia in the 1980s the style chosen was good-taste postmodern: a giant portico and lots of glass. The tripartite massing recalls Jefferson, whereas the copper roof relates to the colors of the landscape and to Virginia vernacular traditions. The well-detailed interior can be visited through the lunchroom.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Amvest Corporate Headquarters", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 165-165.

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