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Interview: Walter Parks

This winter, Don O’Keefe and Mario Accordino interviewed architect Walter Parks at his office in Jackson Ward. Since founding his studio in 1993, Parks has worked on projects ranging from single family homes to large, mixed-use structures. He is most well known for the many urban multi-family housing buildings which his firm has designed across …

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 …

Sister City Profile: Richmond-upon-Thames

As part of a continuing series, ArchitectureRichmond has documented 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. Richmond-upon-Thames is the Sister City most familiar to Virginians, as it is our capital’s namesake. Not a …

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 …

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 …

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 …