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ArchitectureRichmond now has an Instagram

ArchitectureRichmond now has an Instagram! Follow us for an inspired look at the fabric of the city. You can find us on Instagram at architecturerichmond. Here is a link to the web page: http://instagram.com/architecturerichmond Thanks. A.R. Team  

Current: Northern Grade Market Showcases the Haxall Point Power Plant

Yesterday and Today (September 21st and 22nd), popular Richmond-based online retailer Need Supply Co. is hosting the Richmond iteration of a pop up men’s wear market known as Northern Grade. The event, which started in Minneapolis, focuses on high quality American made goods.  The event is taking place in the Haxall Point Power Plant, a spare …

ArchitectureRichmond Flickr

Can’t get enough of architectural photography in Richmond? Check out our Flickr page, a small number of quality images focusing on details and overlooked moments of beauty in a photogenic city. We’re starting with 50 shots with more to come. Pictured above, Richmond-Civil General District Court. http://www.flickr.com/photos/architecturerichmond/

Mixed Use Mid-Rise on Shafer and Grace Streets

                        August 2014 is expected to bring yet another mid-rise project to Grace Street in the Lower Fan District. The building currently on the site, a one story brick retail structure, will be demolished beginning as early as this month.  The 11 story, 170,000 …

Current: A New Building for McGuire Woods

McGuire Woods, a law firm headquartered in downtown Richmond with 19 offices worldwide, has recently announced a new Headquarters building is to be constructed. The building’s site is a full block south of cary between 8th and 9th streets. It will be somewhere from 15 to 20 stories tall. This block is currently occupied by …

Current: In Memory of Ulrich Franzen

Noted architect Ulrich Franzen died on October 6th at the age of 91. He was born in Dusseldorf Germany but emigrated to the United States when he was 15. Franzen attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he met architects such as Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, and I.M. Pei who he worked for following …

Current: Steven Holl Architects: Forking Time

The Virginia Center for Architecture is currently hosting ‘Forking Time,’ an exhibition by Steven Holl Architects focusing on the design for the new Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA). Holl, last year’s American Institute for Architects Gold Medal winner, is considered by some to be the nation’s leading architect. Projects such as Kansas …

Current: Medical College of Virginia’s New Children’s Pavilion

Ground has been broken on the new building for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The project, situated on a block bounded by Broad, Marshall, 10th and 11th Streets, is slated for completion in 2015 and comes with a price tag of $168 million. The intent of the development centers around addressing the fragmented …

Current: Richmond’s River Publicity

  Outside magazine, an outdoor sporting and fitness magazine, held a competition this year to determine the “Best River Town” in America and the city of Richmond took the title. White water rapids, mountain biking and running trails, swimming, rock hoping, marathons and events, such as Dominion’s Riverrock, nudged Richmond ahead of cities such as …

Current: Grace and Belvidere Apartments

A new 10-story apartment building is proposed for the north-west corner of Grace and Belvidere streets. Currently, the site is occupied by a BP gas station. In 2015, the block will be also be home to VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Arts designed by noted architect Steven Holl. The apartments, designed by Richmond’s BOB Architecture, will …