Davis & Elkins Myles Center

Funded by D&E Trustee Emerita June Myles, the project calls for a more than 6,000-square-foot glass enclosed addition which will nearly double the size of The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum, a two-story stone and brick rotunda main entrance, and the installation of an elevator, additional restrooms and a warming kitchen. Myles Plaza will see a complete renovation as well. Following curvilinear lines inspired by musical influences, the space will feature walking paths, grassy areas, sections for conversations and a tiered seating area that can be used as an outdoor classroom. The stone Vietnam Veterans Memorial honoring D&E alumni who gave their lives will be relocated. A 10-foot-tall bronze sculpture commissioned by Myles will accentuate the plaza.

You can watch the progress of this massive undertaking, day-by-day, at the link below which connects to a 24/7 camera nearby.


  • Location: Elkins, WV
  • Client: Davis & Elkins College
  • Services: Architectural Design Development, Construction Drawings, Coordinating Consultants, Construction Administration, Landscape Design, Interior Design
  • Cost: 6.6 Million

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