Manchester beckons: Neighborhood’s development stock rose in 2020 NEWS Manchester beckons: Neighborhood’s development stock rose in 2020 Richmond Bizsense- December 28, 2020

"Scott’s Addition may have grabbed more attention in recent years when it came to real estate development, but Manchester stole the show in 2020.

The Southside neighborhood saw more development action and investment this year than just about any other area of the region."

Check out these SMBW projects cited:

1228 Hull Street

1114 Hull Street

Old Manchester diner property to be razed for new development NEWS Old Manchester diner property to be razed for new development Richmond Bizsense- June 8, 2020

"The former Lighthouse Diner in Manchester is not long for this world as a new mixed-use development is being eyed to replace it.

Plans have been filed to demolish the 100-year-old, long-dormant building at 1228 Hull St., which until recently had been part of the holdings of embattled local businessman Michael Hild."

Hiring Spring Interns! NEWS Hiring Spring Interns! December 7, 2020

Are you a student currently enrolled in an architecture or interior design program? SMBW is hiring for Spring semester interns! Check out Careers page for more info. Hope to hear from you soon!

Richmond Development Roundup for 2020 NEWS Richmond Development Roundup for 2020 Richmond Bizsense- December 29, 2020

"Pandemic be damned, the COVID-fueled economic downturn didn’t seem to slow down development interest in the Richmond region in 2020."

Check out the SMBW projects cited:

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Soda Flats

One Canal

 

 

 

SMBW Launches the Market Report NEWS SMBW Launches the Market Report November 3, 2020

SMBW launches  new webinar series, the Market Report, exploring the state of core market segments.  TUNE IN to Episode One Tuesday, Nov 11 at 11:00. This discussion-based deep dive allows you to hear directly from our clients, large and small, on business, team + culture, and spatial strategies they are employing to plan for the year(s) ahead.

Watch the recording here:

City ponders Public Safety Building sale as development offer looms NEWS City ponders Public Safety Building sale as development offer looms October 19, 2020 - Richmond Bizsense

"Five months after it was pitched to the city, a $350 million development proposal that would salvage part of the failed Navy Hill plan remains in play."

Re-Entry Roundtable, Part 3 NEWS Re-Entry Roundtable, Part 3 Have you been tuning in to SMBW's Workplace Re-Entry Roundtable webinar series? Whether you're returning or new, you won't want to miss the final installment Thursday, 10/22. ⁠

We've assembled RVA’s design, workplace, and construction thought leaders to speak on workplace re-entry strategies. For the final installment of our 3-part webinar series, we're looking ahead at what the future of the workplace and how we're navigating these changes in real-time. Click the link in our bio to register today!⁠

Meet the Panel:⁠
Ginny Johnston, Capital One⁠
Lee Harrelson, CMTA⁠
Chris Durand, DPR Construction⁠
Stephen Jayjock, JLL⁠
Kim Smith, Knoll⁠
Tamara Van Meter, SMBW

 

REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM WEBINAR HERE

SMBW Takes Home 2 IDEAs Awards NEWS SMBW Takes Home 2 IDEAs Awards SMBW - October 9, 2020

On Friday, October 9, IIDA + ASID held their annual Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEAs) to honor exceptional regional interior design work. SMBW designers Michelle Mikita and Shannon Dankos took home two awards! "Just the right amount of color and crispness, that gives a space balance," said the jury.

First Place, S&P Global
Category: Corporate over 3,500 sf

Honorable Mention, Pietech 3rd floor expansion
Category: Corporate under 3,500 sf

A New Home for the Humanities in Virginia NEWS A New Home for the Humanities in Virginia VIRGINIA HUMANITIES - July 28, 2020

“The new office will dramatically improve our visibility and accessibility, and make it easier to work with our local and statewide partners including the University of Virginia, all of which will substantially deepen our impact to support and amplify the stories of Virginians from across the state,” says Matthew Gibson, Virginia Humanities’ Executive Director.

We're excited to help Virginia Humanities realize a new space!

Workplace Re-Entry Roundtable, Part 2 NEWS Workplace Re-Entry Roundtable, Part 2 Struggling with getting back to work Post-COVID? Join RVA’s design, workplace, and construction thought leaders for Part 2 of our 3-part webinar series for an update. Panelists will revisit strategies and new updates on workplace re-entry.

Panelists
Capital One | Ginny Johnston, Employer Readiness
CMTA | Drew Roberts, Indoor Air Quality
DPR | Chris Durand, Construction
Knoll | Kim Smith, Furniture Solutions
SMBW | Tamara Van Meter, Workplace Strategy

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE LIVE WEBINAR HERE

Designing for Future Leaders: A smart new design for the University of Richmond NEWS Designing for Future Leaders: A smart new design for the University of Richmond LANDSCAPE MIDDLE EAST - May 2020 issue

'HG Design Studio collaborated with SMBW Architects on the site design for the new admissions center at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, US. The complex geometries of the site are tightly connected to the geometries of the building; therefore, teh site needed to be developed with an integrated approach."

The Future of Monument Avenue NEWS The Future of Monument Avenue July 6, 2020 - Richmond Times Dispatch

"For a century, Monument Avenue has showcased some of the Confederacy’s most revered figures. Soon, there will be a blank canvas. Over the past week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked demonstrators, residents, artists and community leaders what they'd like to see on the new Monument Avenue."


Pictured here is SMBW's 2019 submission, entitled 'Deconstruction/Reconstruction' for the design competition 'General Demotion/General Devotion', which posed a re-imagining of Richmond's Monument Avenue. SMBW's submission proposed an architectural shroud surrounding prominent monuments and transforming the central circles for spaces for community and contemplation.

The exhibit was planned by Storefront for Community design and held at The Valentine Museum.



Workplace Re-Entry Panel Q+A NEWS Workplace Re-Entry Panel Q+A RVA's design, workplace, and construction thought leaders answer your questions live, following the Workplace Re-Entry Roundtable.

Topics + Panelists
Construction | Chris Durand, DPR
Employer Readiness | Ginny Johnston, Capital One
Solutions | Kim Smith, Knoll
Indoor Air Quality | Lee Harrelson, CMTA
Project Management | Stephen Jayjock, JLL
Workplace Strategy | Tamara Van Meter, SMBW

Moderated by Spencer Grice of SMBW.

Workplace Re-Entry: A Roundtable Discussion NEWS Workplace Re-Entry: A Roundtable Discussion May 28, 2020- SMBW

Are you prepared for the post-covid workplace? Join RVA's design, workplace, and construction thought leaders for return-to-work strategies.

Topics + Panelists
Employer Readiness | Ginny Johnston, Capital One
Indoor Air Quality | Lee Harrelson, CMTA
Construction | Chris Durand, DPR
Furniture Solutions | Kim Smith, Knoll
Project Management | Stephen Jayjock, JLL
Workplace Strategy | Tamara Van Meter, SMBW

Moderated by Spencer Grice of SMBW.
Hosted live via Zoom webinar Thursday, May 28th at 8:30 am.

Click Read More to link to the webinar recording.

Law Firm Re-Entry: Design Adaptations for a Post-Covid Workplace NEWS Law Firm Re-Entry: Design Adaptations for a Post-Covid Workplace May 21, 2020- SMBW

SMBW and our friends at the Virginia Bar Association walk you through a phased approach to reopening your firm for business, as social distancing restrictions begin to lift in the coming months.

Click Read More to link to the webinar recording.

Developers look to salvage part of Navy Hill plan with $350M project, anchored by 20-story tower NEWS Developers look to salvage part of Navy Hill plan with $350M project, anchored by 20-story tower May 6, 2020- BIZSENSE

"Three months after Richmond City Council said “no” to the controversial Navy Hill project, the developers behind it are looking to revive a portion of the proposal with a mixed-use development that now calls for a taller VCU Health-anchored tower."

7-story ‘Soda Flats’ planned next to Hofheimer Building in Scott’s Addition NEWS 7-story ‘Soda Flats’ planned next to Hofheimer Building in Scott’s Addition RICHMOND BIZSENSE- April 13, 2020

"Another new development with some height is planned along the Pulse Corridor on Broad Street, this time by one of the developers behind the Quirk Hotel.

Bank Street Advisors filed plans this month for Soda Flats, a seven-story building consisting of 73 apartment units and ground-floor retail at 2820 W. Broad St."

SMBW Welcomes Lisa Clark to the Architecture Team NEWS SMBW Welcomes Lisa Clark to the Architecture Team SMBW- March 3, 2020

Clark’s architectural design experience spans market segments including mixed-use, higher education, and cultural facilities with tangible community impact. Clark has steered diverse commercial projects from conceptual design through construction administration as project designer and worked to collect a broad wealth of knowledge across trades to make her an adept designer and project coordinator. Her experience in in mixed-use arena brings great value to SMBW, as an emerging design leader in the mixed-use market.

Click here to read the full press release

SMBW Welcomes Majd Soudi to the Architecture Team NEWS SMBW Welcomes Majd Soudi to the Architecture Team SMBW- March 03, 2020

Soudi is a 2019 graduate of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and Design.  Soudi, from Amman, Jordan, came to the United States for his undergraduate degree and brings a background in construction and previous work experience as an intern for two Jordanian architecture studios.

Click here to read the full press release

Construction to start in late spring on $52 million building project in the Virginia Bio+Tech Park NEWS Construction to start in late spring on $52 million building project in the Virginia Bio+Tech Park RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH- March 06, 2020


Plans are being finalized for a $52 million building project in the Virginia Bio+Tech Park in Richmond that would serve as a temporary




SMBW Architects is the architect for the project. W.M. Jordan Co. is the construction manager, and Project Solutions Group is the project manager.



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