architecture

Golden Hammer Awards Tours

Storefront is happy to present the Golden Hammer Awards Tours which showcase winners from the 2018 Golden Hammer Awards. We invite you to join the tours if you are interested in nominating for next year’s awards (Golden Hammer 2019) and to show your support for Storefront, local designers, architecture and our city!

The properties on tour include:

1717 Innovation Center
Monroe Park
Ellwood Thompson’s Round Building (3540 Floyd Ave)
Private Church Hill Residence *Available to Tour Pass holders only
Richmond Ballet

GHT_invite-13.png


All tours start at 5:30 pm with happy hour at 6:30pm.
Each tour individually costs $20
A tour pass gets you on all 5 tours and costs $80.

Purchase tickets!

Veils of Ignorance: A Collection of Works 2004-2018

Burt Pinnock’s Veils of Ignorance: A Collection of Works 2004-2018 is on display this month at the Storefront for Community Design downtown at 205 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA.

veilsofignoranceposter_digital2.png


On the one hand: Philosopher John Rawls purports that to develop a truly equitable social contract, we must imagine ourselves behind a veil of ignorance. We know nothing of ourselves, our natural abilities or position in society or sex or race or nationality. We only know that people are simply rational, free and moral. Now create a society.

 

On the other hand: In 1922, the monument of Booker T. Washington Lifting the Veil was dedicated in Tuskegee, Alabama, with an inscription that reads, “He lifted the veil of ignorance from his people and pointed the way to progress through education and industry.”

 

These projects from architect Burt Pinnock evoke the sentiment of the dropped veil while simultaneously exploring the possibilities that arise when that veil is ultimately lifted. Collectively, they strive, as Booker T. Washington did, to educate and reveal truths about our history and who we are in an effort to get us to John Rawls’ vision of designing a more equitable society. 



On the one hand…
But on the other.




Burt Pinnock, b. 1964, Tuskegee, Alabama
Burt Pinnock is an architect in Richmond whose work evokes the sentiment of the dropped veil while simultaneously exploring the possibilities that arise when that veil is ultimately lifted. Collectively, they strive, as Booker T. Washington did, to educate and reveal truths about our history and who we are in an effort to get us to John Rawl’s vision of designing a more equitable society.


OPENING First Friday

November 2
from 6:30 to 8:30
205 E. Broad Street

Storefront for Community Design + MoB Studio

Golden Hammer Awards this Thursday, November 1!

Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design are excited to partner again to host the 2018 Golden Hammer Awards honoring architectural preservation and neighborhood revitalization in the greater Richmond area.

Join us THIS THURSDAY from 6pm to 8pm at Monumental Church (1224 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia) as we recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction, and historic preservation in the Richmond region!


With over 30 nominations submitted, specialty cocktails by Belle Isle Moonshine you wont want to miss this event! Purchase your tickets today!

Free parking: Virginia Department of Transportation Parking Lot located at 1401 E. Broad Street

Current Design Sessions seeking volunteers!

Training School work in progress 1.jpg

The fall season is one of the most robust times for our Design Session program. We are currently seeking volunteers for 4 projects in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Here is a taste of each of the current projects:

A park project, which transforms unused public land in Richmond city into a park that encourages unity in the community, needs a landscape architect as a consultant.

A social enterprise hub and food court concept need interior and architectural conceptual help with the renovations of their warehouse space.

A historic school building seeks help (and muscle) with transforming its ruin into a community park and stage.

A neighborhood community arts center is looking for innovative and low-cost ideas for transforming their existing space into an art gallery for neighborhood artists, youth, and residents.

If you are interested in any of these projects, please email adele@storefrontrichmond.org for more information!

Golden Hammer Awards 2018

GHA2018_instagram3.png

Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design will co-host the Golden Hammer
Awards for the second year on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the historic Monumental Church. Call for submissions will close September 15.


Historic Richmond Executive Director Cyane Crump said, “As Richmond-area nonprofits with interests in historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization, we are delighted to co-present the awards to recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation in the Richmond region.” Projects completed after January 1, 2017 located in the greater Richmond area (City of Richmond, Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico) will be considered for the categories of: Best Restoration, Best Adaptive Reuse, Best New Construction, Best Placemaking and a new category Best Residential focusing on single-family projects.


“With over 45 submissions last year, we are excited to see which projects in the area will be nominated,” said Ryan Rinn, Executive Director of Storefront for Community Design. “Teamwork and partnerships have always been critical to preservation and placemaking in Richmond and we look forward to another year of high quality submissions.”


We are open for submissions and the portal will close September 15, 2018 at midnight. Applications for the 2018 Golden Hammer Awards can be submitted through Historic Richmond's website.

Hungry for design volunteer opportunities?

STOREFRONT IS SEEKING AN ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER TO UPDATE A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

This Design Session is still available

A national meal-providing non-profit has $4000 to spend to update a community kitchen. They need to transition an existing space in a warehouse into a legal commercial kitchen as well as make the space versatile for cooking demonstrations, mass canning and fermentation projects, long term bulk food storage, collective food prep space for this non-profit organization with easy clean up. 

They would like to complete this project as quickly as possible but with no specific timeline.

email Adele (adele@storefrontrichmond.org) for more information or your interest!