Golden Hammer Blurb

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 …

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 …

Exterior rendering

Historic Richmond: Design Infill Awards Announced

Architecture AF’s entry recently won First Prize in the professional category for Historic Richmond’s Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition.  See all of the design entries specifically created for two of Richmond’s growing areas — Union Hill and Jackson Ward in Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design now through Sunday, September 4. From our Prospectus: Historic Richmond neighborhoods including Union Hill and Jackson Ward are coming back to life, attracting new generation of residents. It is hard to pin down exactly what makes these neighborhoods so attractive, but we can speculate that it emerges from a …