WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY - THE COLONNADE
Imbued with the history of our nation, Washington and Lee University's Colonnade is a time-honored example of Roman Revival Architecture as interpreted by the original builder-architect, John Jordan, who brought this design style to the area.
Once home to former Confederate Commander, and University President, Robert E. Lee, the classical theme of the complex was established in 1824 with the oldest existing building, the temple-form Washington Hall, and has continued in a building program that extended over 150 years.
Today, the campus, and the Colonnade specifically, is undergoing a multi-phased, meticulous preservation of the historical building facades, rehabilitation of interior features, and overall infrastructure installations and upgrades. Encompassing five buildings – Newcomb, Payne, Washington, Robinson and Tucker Halls – the Colonnade is the heart of Washington and Lee's campus. By preserving the original details that make it stunningly unique and undergoing the renovations necessary to provide students with a 21st century educational experience, Washington and Lee University has been successful in honoring the traditions of its past while fully embracing the promise of its future.
Architects: Glave and Holmes Associates | Owner: Washington and Lee University | Location: Lexington, VA