The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. This year Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design will host the 5th Annual Golden Hammer Awards.

Who will win a Golden Hammer?

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2020. All projects nominated must be located in the greater Richmond area (City of Richmond, Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico). One entry per project. There will be an application fee of $50 for businesses and $10 for nonprofit and single family entries.

Entries must be received by midnight on September 12.

Categories include:
1. Best Restoration: Includes restoration by a homeowner, contractor, or developer. Includes historic tax credit projects.

2. Best Adaptive Reuse: Includes projects that were rehabilitated for a new use, multi-family residential and historic tax credit projects welcome.

3. Best New Construction: Includes neighborhood infill.

4. Best Placemaking: Arts and culture projects, park and green-space projects, transportation and infrastructure projects, or other neighborhood enhancing features.

5. Best Residential: Single-family residential projects.

Click Here for the 2021 Golden Hammer Award Application

To view all nominations and the winners from the 2020 Golden Hammer Awards CLICK HERE.

Join us this year as we recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction, and historic preservation in the Richmond region!