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Sister Cities: Introduction

ArchitectureRichmond is announcing a series of articles focused on each of Richmond’s sister cities. The organization Sister Cities International pairs cities from around the globe with each other in order to promote intercultural exchange and understanding. Richmond is lucky enough to have five active sister city partnerships with cities from five separate nations. They are: …

Portfolio: Under Construction

Originally Posted on January 4th, 2014. After a slow period during the late aughts, Richmond is building again. Whether through private investments catching the wave of residential development in the city’s center, VCU’s seemingly endless expansion or the city’s own public works projects, it is a pleasure to see cranes mingling with buildings in Richmond. …

Architects of Richmond: Carl Max Lindner Sr.

As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The Architecture of Jackson Ward, Cast and …

Architects of Richmond: Carneal & Johnston

  Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As …

Architects of Richmond: Carl Ruehrmund

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The …

Pocket Parks Part III

For Parts I and II of our Pocket Park series, we covered some of the small greenspaces that claim awkward or underutilized sections of the urban fabric in the Fan District. Here are some other examples of the effective landscape technique in Southside Richmond. Recently designed and constructed by ArchitectureRichmond’s own Mario Accordino, Perry Street …

Architects of Richmond: L. Otis Spiers

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author …

Neighborhood Profile: Chestnut Hill – Plateau Historic District

Wedged into a 148 acre strip of land on the northeast border of Richmond above Shockoe Hill Cemetery is the Chestnut Hill – Plateau Historic District, a unique and often overlooked neighborhood in the city also known as Highland Park Southern Tip. The first structure of note in the area was that of a sprawling, …

Architects of Richmond: Alfred Garey Lambert

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author …

Architects of Richmond: D. Wiley Anderson

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author …