Join us for the Golden Hammer Awards 2017!


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. Join us for our panel discussion titled The History, Development and Revitalization of Northside Streetcar Suburbs. Following the lecture, we will present the 2017 Golden Hammer Awards. This year's award has been designed by mOb Studio students.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Lecture and Awards 6pm to 7pm
Reception 7pm to 8pm at Monumental Church

Tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 4 for $20.

Entry Requirements

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2016. 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 Sunday, October 1, 2017.

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. 

Applications for 2017 are closed.

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