College at Wise


Wise, Virginia


VMDO Architects

Rieley & Associates designed a lake on the site of a former drainage ditch. The plan included a plaza and perimeter walks adjacent to the lake. Terraces connect it to the main campus. A wetlands area constructed upstream filters sediment out of the water. The lake has become a popular destination for students, faculty, and local citizens. We also designed a setting for a Turkish fountain, a gift to the school from a “sister” institution in Turkey.