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Jackson Modern wins Golden Hammer Award

Last week, Historic Richmond and the Storefront for Community Design announced the 2017 Golden Hammer Award winners. The jury selected 8 projects out of 48 submissions in the Richmond area. We are thrilled that our Jackson Modern project received an award for Best Adaptive Reuse. Check out the full list of 2017 winners below. Also, students from MoB did and amazing job designing this year’s awards. Check out the photos below. 2017 Golden Hammer Award Winners: Best Adaptive Reuse Small- Jackson Modern Large- Saunders Station Best New Construction Small – Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, First Home Large – Varina Area Library Best Placemaking …

Scott’s Addition Project in Richmond BizSense

We’re excited to see one of our newest projects in Scott’s Addition featured in Richmond BizSense today! We’re working with SpyRock Real Estate to redevelop a 36,000 square foot warehouse currently used by the furniture manufacturer McKinnon and Harris for commercial use. Since the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our design balances careful consideration for the historic fabric of the building and neighborhood with the functional needs for a change of use.  Working closely with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and National Park Service, we adding new window openings and other amenities for the future tenants …

Modelogic Construction Update

Modelogic Updates

Wellborn + Wright are putting the finishing touches on the steel and glass partitions today at Modelogic’s Mid-Atlantic office, located in Richmond, VA! Today, the team is installing the doors on the phone booth and private offices. Modelogic is located in a historic building in the heart of Church Hill. For the renovation we took a reductive approach: all “modern” partitions were removed, with the historic interior painted a crisp white. New white oak floors add warmth while steel and glass partitions provide translucent dividers between varied program requirements ranging from open conference areas, agent offices, and private meeting rooms. Read …

designboom features Dots Office

designboom recently featured our award winning collaboration with Sheep + Stone on the Dots Office office in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Read more about the project and the amazing team behind it in our Portfolio.

Steel tracks in place

Floor in, Steel + Glass Partitions Begin!

Wellborn + Wright finished the reclaimed oak floors this week and are starting the steel + glass partitions at Modelogic’s Mid-Atlantic office, located in Richmond, VA! Tracks are in place for the partitions, frames to be installed soon. Modelogic is located in a historic building in the heart of Church Hill. For the renovation we took a reductive approach: all “modern” partitions were removed, with the historic interior painted a crisp white. New white oak floors add warmth while steel and glass partitions provide translucent dividers between varied program requirements ranging from open conference areas, agent offices, and private meeting rooms. Read more …

Dots Office Wins AIA Design Award

Yesterday, AIA Richmond announced their 2017 Award Winners and the Dots Office is among the winners! The awards banquet took place at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. See our portfolio to read more about the DOTS Office and the wonderful design team.

3M Dichroic Film Install at GIPHY

Solar Solutions was onsite at GIPHY today to install 3M Dichroic Film for the meeting rooms. Dichroic film contains a copper substrate that reflects a different color of light depending on the viewing angle. Check out the time lapse video of the installation below.  You can also read more about the project in our Portfolio  

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Dots Office on Dezeen

Dezeen recently featured our work with Sheep + Stone on the Dots Office office in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Dezeen covers Architecture, Interiors, Design and Technology… this project seems to check all of those boxes. Read more about the project and the amazing team behind it in our Portfolio.

Polo Grounds Rd Flooring

Stone Flooring Onsite at Polo Grounds Rd

Six pallets of Alkusari Stone’s Texas Azul flooring arrived at our Polo Grounds Rd site this week. Luckily, our client has some friends with heavy equipment who helped unload the pallets containing nearly 18,000lbs of 16″x42″ stone tiles. The stone covers the Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, and Living Room. At the last minute, we decided it should continue out into the screened porch. Silca System makes a great product for supporting pavers on a wood framed deck. We ordered 1 1/4″ thick stone to cover the porch floor with ungrouted joints, allowing for drainage. It looks beautiful and we can’t wait …