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Architect H. Randolph Holmes to Speak at Judson University's Founders’ Day Celebration

H. Randolph Holmes (ELGIN, IL – September 29, 2020) H. Randolph Holmes, president and Senior Principal at Glavé & Holmes Architecture will speak at Judson University’s Founders’ Day Celebration on October 23.

Randy Holmes, originally from South Hill, Va., serves as president and Senior Principal at Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA), an award-winning studio-based firm made up of close to 70 architects, interior designers, historians, and supporting staff. Holmes spent nearly a decade with Jaquelin T. Robertson’s firm at their Charlottesville, Va., office.

“My experience with Jaque Robertson deeply connected the practice of architecture to planning, landscape interiors, and theory,” Holmes said. “He was my first mentor. Subsequently, when I was hired by what was then called Glavé Newman and Anderson Architects, Jim Glavé, with his civic-minded vision and nurturing spirit, became my second great influence.”

Several GH&A accomplishments have exemplified Holmes’ understanding of design, including Christopher Newport University’s new campus buildings and master plan; William Smith Morton Library at Union Presbyterian Seminary; the Morven Carriage Museum; and buildings on the campuses of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Jamestown Settlement, and at historical Colonial Williamsburg.

Holmes received his Bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Virginia in 1979 and his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1982. He has also been the recipient of many leadership awards including the Virginia Association of Museums, Anne Brownson Award for Exceptional Service to the Virginia Museum Community in 2015, the AIA Virginia, Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2013, and the AIA Virginia, FitzGibbon Architecture Firm Award in 1999.

Holmes has received recognition from Architectural Digest and the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, and American School & University. He also speaks at conferences throughout the country about the value and importance of architecture.

“Randy’s professional success, faith life, and community achievement is inspiring,” said Judson President Gene Crume. “Having Randy with us on campus also emphasizes how Judson’s architecture program has built strong relationships with the leadership of nationally recognized architectural firms.”

Holmes is a member of Judson’s Professional Advisory Council, which has members from all areas of the industry speak into the academic and career preparations offered through Judson’s Architecture program.

Judson’s Founders’ Day celebration will include a gathering of Judson’s Spiritual Council and the External Diversity Council in the morning, chapel featuring Holmes and a private luncheon. All meetings will provide appropriate safeguards and physical distancing, which is why the university’s Founders’ Day celebration events are by invitation only. The 10 a.m. chapel event with Homes will be broadcast live on Facebook so that faculty, students and the community can hear Holmes’ comments.

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