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Interview: Burt Pinnock

    This spring ArchitectureRichmond’s Don O’Keefe met with Burt Pinnock at the office of BAM Architects in Scott’s Addition. The following interview is an edited version of that conversation centered on Pinnock’s development as an architect, his work as a founding partner at BAM, and his ongoing commitment to community based development. Pinnock also …

Opinion: Museum of the Confederacy

The Museum of the Confederacy is an exemplary piece of modernism in Richmond, responding to its site and program gracefully. The museum was designed in close proximity to the White House of the Confederacy, one of Richmond’s most significant historic buildings. Given this and its function as a frame for civil war artifacts, context is …

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: First Freedom Center

A major new development is headed for Richmond in the form of the First Freedom Center and Hotel. The building, which was approved by city council on Monday (the 23rd), will be built on the corner of 14th and Cary Street in Shockoe Slip. This site is now used as surface parking but it was …

Interview: Steven Holl

On April 25, the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University announced plans for an Institute for Contemporary Art. The new 38,000 square foot building to house the interdisciplinary program will be built at Richmond’s  busiest intersection, Belvidere and Broad streets. The structure will contain gallery spaces, a 247-seat performance space, café, classroom, sculpture …

Current: Steven Holl unveils the design of the VCU Institute of Contemporary Art

Steven Holl, world famous architect and winner of the 2011 AIA Gold Medal, unveiled his plan for the new VCU Institute of Contemporary Arts today. The 32 million dollar project is a landmark achievement for Virginia Commonwealth University’s highly rated School of the Arts. The building will sit at the south west corner of Broad …

Opinion: Does Richmond Need a New Coliseum?

The success of the VCU basketball program seems to have enlivened an old debate in Richmond: what should be done about the Coliseum? Should it be renovated to included more amenities? Should it be replaced entirely? A recent Richmond Times-Dispatch article mentioned a number of visitors who think the Coliseum needs to be torn down …