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Golden Hammer Awards 2019 are now OPEN!

2019 GOLDEN HAMMER AWARDS WELCOMES NOMINATIONS

Richmond, VA – June 4, 2019 – Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design will co-host the Golden Hammer Awards on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the historic Monumental Church. Nomination information for the 2019 Golden Hammer Awards can be found at historicrichmond.com/2019-golden-hammer-awards. Applications must be submitted before 12:00 p.m. (Midnight) on September 8, 2019. The 2019 Golden Hammer Awards are sponsored by Quinn Evans and Atlantic Union Bank.

Historic Richmond Executive Director Cyane Crump said, “We are thrilled to celebrate the projects bringing new life to our historic built environment and the impact they have on our neighborhoods and community. The Golden Hammer Awards aligns with the mission and values of both Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design. We are excited to continue this partnership for the third year!”

Projects completed after January 1, 2018 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 Best Residential.

“With over 30 submissions last year, and the high quality of work, craftsmanship, and the scale of the nominations, we were delighted to award 10 Golden Hammers!” 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.”

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Contact:
Katherine McDonald, (804) 643-7407
kmcdonald@historicrichmond.com
Ryan Rinn, (804) 322-9556
ryan@storefrontrichmond.org

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About the Golden Hammer Awards. The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects thought Greater Richmond. In 2018, 10 projects were awarded the coveted Golden Hammer Award designed by Richmond artist Jason Adkins. Winners included the Richmond Ballet, 1717 Innovation Center, Jefferson Green Condominiums, Monroe Park, the Institute for Contemporary Art, 125 N. 25th Street, 2013 & 2015 Venable Street, Holly Lawn, Main Street Station Train Shed, and Ellwood Thompson’s the Round Building.

About Storefront for Community Design. Storefront for Community Design is Richmond, Virginia’s nonprofit design resource center. Storefront improves the quality of life in the city by facilitating access to planning and design resources. Storefront matches professional designers who volunteer their time with members of the community to uncover Richmond’s urban potential. Visit storefrontrichmond.org, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @StorefrontRVA.

About Historic Richmond. Historic Richmond is a non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of Richmond by preserving our distinctive historic character, sparking revitalization and championing our past and future architectural legacy. We are champions of the past and passionate fans of its future. Visit HistoricRichmond.com, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram @historicRVA.


Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Monumental Church
1224 E. Broad Street
Reception & Awards 6:00-8:00 p.m.




New Year, New Skills

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This semester, Storefront is running a series of monthly workshops for youth at the Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC). Youth will learn design skills tailored to the needs of the space and themselves. Last night we learned how to stitch together notebooks and wrote messages to our future selves. The schedule for upcoming months includes:

February: Furniture Design

March: T-shirt Making Workshop

April: Typography Workshop

May: Logo Workshop

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6PIC Center Director, Jackie Washington, Named Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leader

Storefront for Community Design is excited to announce that Jacqulyn “Jackie” Washington, center director of the Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC), and community engagement liaison for Storefront for Community Design has been selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leadership program.  This program is designed to equip leaders across the country - in every sector and field - to collaborate, break down silos, and use their influence to make communities healthier and more equitable.

The Culture of Health Leadership Program fosters cross-sector collaboration and enables participants to remain in their homes and occupations while directly applying everything they learn to improving health policy and practice in their communities and organizations.  The three-year program provides participants with an annual stipend of up to $20,000.
As a member of the program’s newest cohort, Jackie will focus on community trauma and community healing for communities of color drawing on her social work background and her experiences working with young people at 6PIC. Jackie envisions a culture of health that unpacks the effects of contemporary and historical racism in the ways our communities have been shaped through planning and policy decisions.  This culture of health equips the next generation with the knowledge, skill, income, and time to participate in candid, resident-powered, place-based solutions that halt cycles of displacement and promote self-sustained healing.  Jackie will also benefit from a high caliber curricula, coaching from national leaders, collaboration with other cutting-edge thinkers from across the country,  and growing her ability to build healthier more resilient communities here in Richmond.  

“The Storefront for Community Design’s Board of Directors and continue to be inspired by the community-led work Jackie has embodied since joining the team in 2016,” said Storefront executive director, Ryan Rinn. “We’re even more excited to see the impact this opportunity will allow her to make in the City of Richmond. Over the next three years, Jackie will help shape the national conversation about our culture of health and build on Richmond’s 2017 Culture of Health Prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”


Golden Hammer Awards 2018

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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.

100 for $100

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As one of the proud "parent" organizations of the Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC), Storefront for Community Design is celebrating 6PIC's 1-year birthday by working to secure many more years of youth empowerment and community ownership in Highland Park.

Join our 100x100 Challenge this June to raise funds for 6PIC's operating costs ( think: power, water, Internet + the amazing people that keep it running seamlessly every day). 

It's easy: be one of the 100 people to give $100 to Storefront, so we can keep the 6PIC goodness flowing for years to come. 

www.6picrva.org/donate
or donate directly through our Facebook Page or Storefront's donation page

6PIC turns 1!

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6PIC's one year anniversary is June 6th! Come say Happy Birthday!
Join us on Wednesday, June 6th 5:30-8:00 for food, dancing, door prizes and 6PIC updates!

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Can't meet us? There are still ways to support 6PIC and youth empowerment in Highland Park. Storefront for Community Design is celebrating 6PIC’s 1-year birthday by working to secure many more years of youth empowerment and community ownership in Highland Park.  
 
Join our 100x100 Challenge this June to raise funds for 6PIC’s operating costs (think: power, water, Internet + the amazing people that keep it running seamlessly every day).

It’s easy: be one of 100 people to give $100* to Storefront, so we can keep the 6PIC goodness flowing for years to come.
 
www.6picrva.org/donate/


*Any amount is much appreciated—we just like round numbers.  

 

6PIC Spring!

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The Six Points Innovation Center's Spring programming has begun. Programming this semester includes Empowerment Hour, Green Team with GroundworkRVA, Lyrics and Beats, ArtStories, Multimedia Street Art, Blackademic in Residence, Design classes, Jobs for Life classes, and Higher Education Preparation and Assistance classes. There will also be various workshops and topics classes for teens in Highland Park who want to engage in arts, environment, advocacy, education & history. Six Points is also proud to launch the program, City Builders, which empowers youth to activism and understanding racism in city policy.

Learn more about 6PIC here and check out the spring calendar here.

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Stonestreet Diamond Sign gets a facelift

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The Stonestreet Diamond Sign at 209 East Broad Street is getting a updated with the help of the mOb Studio. Students in the studio worked individually to discover new material and surface treatments for acrylic. On Friday, they worked together in teams to layer the new faces of the sign with stenciled shapes and the building address. They carefully choreographed their movements around each other and the wet paint in order to shield overspray and avoid scuffing recently painted motifs.

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mOb fall 2017

mObians have already ventured out to several corners of Richmond and the surrounding areas to tackle projects that range from mental health awareness on VCU's campus to Monument Avenue, from City Hall to the combined sewage overflow systems in Richmond. 

Check out the mOb projects that launched earlier this month here.

Shown below, undergraduate mOb students are working on sketches of monuments that they would like to see in Richmond. What might you make a monument to in this city?

Shown below, undergraduate mOb students are working on sketches of monuments that they would like to see in Richmond. What might you make a monument to in this city?