In 1961 Richmond-based Robertshaw Controls Company, a global manufacturing and engineering business focused in HVAC and household appliances, enlisted Baskervill to design their headquarters. Located at 1701 Byrd Avenue, the 70,900-SF, International-style building is among a grouping of unique, mid-century buildings¬†constructed in the neighborhood in the early 1960s. Robertshaw occupied the three-story building until the late 1980s, when they were acquired. Baskervill returned to it in 2008, renovating the space for the Faison School for Autism, who continues to operate on the campus today. Robertshaw’s original master control panel remains entirely intact in the basement.

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