Shockey has been chosen to complete a yearlong rehabilitation of an 18,000-square-foot National Guard Armory building into a a future-focused technology hub, innovation accelerator, and magnet location for tech business startup, expansion, and relocation.
The HIVE, part of Shenandoah University, will house a veterans’ center, job training, a business incubator, and community gathering areas centered on technology fields such as cybersecurity, augmented and virtual reality, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Construction scope includes stabilizing the 18,000 SF building, removing asbestos, and installing new systems. The design will feature open, flexible spaces with glass cubicles to encourage collaboration. Architectural and historic elements will be preserved.
Shenandoah University’s HIVE project will offer services in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Winchester, the counties of Frederick and Clarke, and local educational entities like Laurel Ridge Community College and the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center (part of the Winchester City Public Schools), as well as other local organizations and private investors.
Architect for the project is ESa, based in Nashville. The HIVE is scheduled to open in 2024.
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