Buckingham County Library & Community Center

Buckingham County
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Dillwyn Elementary School in Buckingham County had been retired and vacant.  The county contracted with CRA Architects to provide an assessment of the building and a space needs analysis to determine the best use of this space. Based upon the study, CRA Architects moved forward with an adaptive reuse renovation to transform the space into a new Library and Community Center to serve the community for both public and private meetings and events.


The new Buckingham County Library & Community Center includes a large children’s area, a section for teens, and an adult section including a space for local history and genealogy. A large community room with storage and smaller study rooms are strategically placed for site observation and noise separation. The finishes feature locally sourced materials native to Buckingham County including hardwoods, slate and cyanate. The Community Center section of the building includes classrooms/meeting rooms for community use, offices, multipurpose room and catering kitchen.

33,000 SF






Dillwyn, VA



January 01, 1970
Advantages of Adaptive Reuse – Creatively Preserving Our Past to Build Our Future
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