T&L Services Aid in Preparations for Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University


Founded in 1839, Longwood University is located on a beautiful, 60-acre campus in Farmville, Virginia.  On October 4, 2016, the university will host the single vice presidential debate for the 2016 election.  According to a website dedicated solely to this event, Longwood University (www.debate.longwood.edu) explains that they were named by the Commission on Presidential Debates and hold the distinction of being the third-oldest public university in Virginia.   This “unmatchable opportunity” has inspired a flurry of activity on the campus.  As their website explains, “Altogether, recent debate host sites have typically spent a few million dollars in costs associated with hosting the debate, and Longwood would expect to do the same.  However, much of that would consist of upgrades to campus infrastructure with benefits enduring long after the debate. There will also be opportunities for philanthropy and sponsorships. Meanwhile, expenditures will come from cash reserve funds that have been set aside, not tuition dollars.”

Thompson & Litton has been proud to provide Survey, Architectural & Engineering services, including Construction Contract Administration, for many debate- (and non-debate-)related upgrade and renovation projects, including the following:

  • Dorrill Hall
  • Willett Hall (debate location)
  • Bristow Hall and Iler Hall Roof Replacement Project
  • Wygal Hall Structural Evaluation and Masonry Wall Crack Monitoring
  • Old Heat Plant Roof Replacement
  • Chichester Science Center Roof Replacement
  • High Street Gateway
  • Baseball Facility Improvements
  • Graham Lot Resurfacing
  • Frazer Hall Exterior Steps Replacement
  • ARC Hall Parapet Repair
  • Brock Commons/Beale Plaza Pavilion

Many of these projects are in design and under construction concurrently, led by T&L Project Manager, Chris Phillips (Radford).  It continues to be an exciting opportunity for both the university and T&L.

High Street Gateway Construction