Project Feature: 1717 Innovation Center

Project Feature: 1717 Innovation Center

Office Snapshots – March 12, 2019

“A once underutilized building is now the Capital One funded home of Startup Virginia, a nonprofit incubator whose new space connects its participating entrepreneurs to mentors and programs in the community. Based out of a 100 year-old, 5-story heavy-timber former tobacco warehouse in the growing Shockoe Bottom region, the 1717 Innovation Center is a community-driven business incubator, housing the non-profit Startup Virginia. Capital One, who funded the project through their Future Edge program, also occupy space on two floors for gathering space and a research lab.”

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SMBW Announces Promotion of Melinda Jeffries, NCIDQ, to Firm Associate

SMBW Announces Promotion of Melinda Jeffries, NCIDQ, to Firm Associate

SMBW – January 28, 2019

SMBW is proud to announce that Melinda Jeffries, NCIDQ, has been promoted to an Associate in the firm. Jeffries, of Richmond, VA, first earned a B.S. in Biology, followed by a Master’s in Teaching from James Madison University in ’07 and ’08 respectively.  After having completed a Master’s in Fine Arts for Interior Environments at Virginia Commonwealth University, she began her career at SMBW and has been with the firm for over six years.  She continues to utilize her teaching skills through adjunct positions within the Interior Design Department at VCU.

Tamara Van Meter, Firm Principal and Head of Interiors: “Melinda’s background in teaching and science coupled with her artistic talent create the perform storm as a design leader.  She is a deeply analytical and strategic thinker which enable creative problem solving and design solutions.   Her engaging personality and communication style make her a natural mentor to our firm’s young designers as well as the regional design student community.  We are thrilled to welcome Melinda as an Associate of SMBW!”

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Ten projects, including 1717 Innovation Center and the ICA, earn Golden Hammer Awards

Ten projects, including 1717 Innovation Center and the ICA, earn Golden Hammer Awards

Richmond Times Dispatch – November 8, 2018

“Ten development projects in the Richmond area were deemed to be the best in their categories at the 2018 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony.

There were 35 projects nominated for the awards, which recognizes the best in historic preservation, blight reduction and neighborhood revitalization.”

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Project Profile: 1717 Innovation Center

Project Profile: 1717 Innovation Center

Knoll.com – October 30, 2018

“The 1717 Innovation Center provides opportunities for casual collaboration, fosters creativity, and supports employee engagement. [It] implements these forward-thinking concepts, paying particular attention to wellbeing, flexibility, hospitality, and a balance between individuals and teams.”

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UVa launches First Lady’s Food Lab at Morven

UVa launches First Lady’s Food Lab at Morven

Charlottesville Tomorrow – October 18, 2018

“‘The unique thing that we are trying to create here at University of Virginia is to look at food systems, not just growing food, but actually working on access,’ [Dorothy] McAuliffe said. ‘We have plenty of food, but there is a gap in the food system that denies access to the kids that need it most.’

Housed in a former barn, the Food Lab is a meeting space and kitchen that will support food justice initiatives at UVa and in the Charlottesville area.”

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RTS Labs Moves into New Bigger Office in Richmond to Accommodate Growth

RTS Labs Moves into New Bigger Office in Richmond to Accommodate Growth

RTS Labs Blog – September 6, 2018

“Our office suite is not only fun and creative, it has lots of open space to accommodate multiple meeting styles with private zones for heads down work and meeting rooms for strategy sessions and client meetings. It’s simple and inspires collaboration. The space SMBW designed truly represents the culture we’ve built at RTS Labs.”

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2018 Brick in Architecture Awards Honor Remarkable Design

2018 Brick in Architecture Awards Honor Remarkable Design

The Brick Industry Association – July 24, 2018

The Brick Industry Association recognized SMBW + team for our work at University of Richmond on the Queally Admissions Center with a Gold Award in the Higher Education category.

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Project Feature: Envera Health

Project Feature: Envera Health

Office Snapshots – July 16, 2018

“Envera Health, a partner in healthcare engagement services, sought a Richmond-based location to consolidate multiple office locations creating a unified culture that aligns their work environment and community-centered mission. Designed by SMBW, the 25,000 SF facility can accommodate 100% employee growth utilizing flexible workstations and technology to accommodate frequent team reconfigurations. Taking advantage of the 19’ tall ceilings, mezzanines allow team collaborative lounges a bird’s eye view of the office below.”

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Increasing Remembrance

Richmond Magazine – May 24, 2018

“By Memorial Day next year, soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at the expanded Virginia War Memorial. Nearly a year after the $25 million project’s groundbreaking in June 2017, excavation of the hillside between the War Memorial and Second Street is complete, construction workers have laid the foundation, and the building is starting to take shape.”

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HandCraft building, Owens & Minor lease earn top GRACRE awards

HandCraft building, Owens & Minor lease earn top GRACRE awards

Richmond Bizsense – April 19, 2018

“The GRACRE ceremony, held at the Country Club of Virginia, recognized 23 projects and transactions. It was hosted by Cheryl Shanahan, EDC business development manager.”

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