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William Chilton, a Designer of Dominion’s New Downtown HQ, Lectures in Tokyo

    Richmond-based energy giant Dominion is developing a new headquarters in Downtown, scheduled for completion in 2019. New Haven, Connecticut based Pickard Chilton Architects is designing the project, with Kendall/Heaton Associates of Houston as architect of record. On October 26th, William Chilton, a principal at Pickard Chilton, gave a lecture in Tokyo to the …

The Low Line

Spurred on by the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, the Low Line is both the northernmost section of the Virginia Capital Trail and the latest effort of the ambitious Capital Trees organization, dedicated to a “greener, more beautiful [and] more livable city.” Anchored on one end by the recently enhanced Great Shiplock Park and a …

A New Architecture Richmond

Welcome to the new ArchitectureRichmond. The launch of this website is the start of a new chapter for ArchitectureRichmond and would not have happened without a lot of help. First, we would like to acknowledge Beyang Shi, Qian Chen, and Ian Stanford, our talented and patient web designers and programmer, respectively. We would also like …

The Next Step

On new year’s day, our Kickstarter campaign closed with nearly $5,500 in support from our readers. We would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone who donated in support of architecture, design, and planning journalism in our city. We are now hard at work, fulfilling rewards for our donors and putting together a …

A Brand New ArchitectureRichmond

In 2011, three friends, Mario Accordino, Don O’Keefe, and Ed Slipek, had an idea for a way to give something back to their native city of Richmond. The goal was simple. They wanted to create an organization that helped residents and visitors alike to better connect with the city. In three years, ArchitectureRichmond has published …

Portfolio: Holidays in Richmond

A Special Holiday Announcement: ArchitectureRichmond would like to remind our readers to visit our Kickstarter page and make a commitment to architecture and design journalism in Richmond today. You can learn more about our Kickstarter campaign here. Thank you. Tangled lights and wreaths are dragged out of the closet across the country every year, and Richmond is no …

In Support of Pear Street

  A controversial new development has been proposed in the East End. The development, commonly known as Pear Street, is sited in Shockoe Bottom at the eastern terminus of Tobacco Row, a street of large tobacco warehouses which has been converted into a mixed use neighborhood. The site is currently zoned for industrial use so …

Virginia’s Favorite Architecture

Recently, the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects conducted an open poll to determine the commonwealth’s most beloved buildings. The result is “Virginia’s Favorite Architecture,” a list of 100 well known structures around the state. Richmond had a deservedly good showing, earning 23 of the overall spots. Here are three more Richmond structures …

Retail Has Come to South Addison

Addison Street has been a main north-south retail corridor of the Fan District for decades, even before its northern portion was renamed “Strawberry Street” in 1978. What is now Strawberry Street has long benefited from a posh clientele while its southern half has been ignored, especially since the Downtown Expressway separated it from Byrd Park …

Opinion: “A Stadium in Shockoe Bottom? No.”

This article addresses the development proposal in Shockoe Bottom unveiled by Mayor Jones in November of last year, which has been headlined by a new baseball stadium. A counter opinion article from Don O’Keefe was posted last week. More information about the Shockoe Bottom plan can be found here:  So the mayor wants to build a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom with …