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Interview: Helene Combs Dreiling

Helene Combs Dreiling is executive director of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. Dreiling oversaw the recent foundation of the Branch, which evolved from the Virginia Center for Architecture which she also headed. In 2014, she served as president of the American Institute of Architects after some two decades on the national board of …

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 …

Sister City Profile: Zhengzhou

As part of a continuing series, ArchitectureRichmond will document the cities that comprise our five active Sister City partnerships, in order to learn more about similar urban environments throughout the world as a point of reference for our own development. Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan Province, China. With a city population of …

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 …