Join us for the Golden Hammer Awards 2018!


The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. Last year, awards were given out to four projects around the greater Richmond area. Golden Hammers were awarded to developers behind a restored 19th-century building in Church Hill, a modernist house in Jackson Ward, a preserved house in Union Hill, and a pedestrian bridge to a park in Woodland Heights.

Storefront for Community Design and Historic Richmond are partnering together to host the awards with support from the Better Housing Coalition.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Monumental Church

Tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 3 for $20.

Entry Requirements

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2017. All projects nominated must be located in the Greater-Richmond area (City of Richmond, counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico). One entry per project. Entries must be received by midnight Monday, October 1, 2018.

1   Best Restoration: May be a restoration by a homeowner, contractor or developer. The use must have stayed the same. Includes historic tax credit projects.

2   Best Adaptive Reuse Project: projects that were rehabilitated for a new use. Multi-family residential projects welcome.

3   Best New Construction: Includes neighborhood infill.

4   Best Placemaking Project: Includes arts and cultural projects, park and green-space projects, transportation and infrastructure projects, or other neighborhood enhancing features. 

5   (New Category) Best Residential Project: Includes single-family residential projects.

Applications for 2018 will open on june 15.

This year's Awards are supported by the Better Housing Coalition.