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 hosted the 5th Annual Golden Hammer Awards on October 28th at Hardywood.

Who won a Golden Hammer?

Golden Hammer Awards were celebrated Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Hardywood Richmond.
Thank you to all who came! So many worthy, impressive projects... we can't wait to see what you do next year!
Categories included:
Best Adaptive Reuse: Includes projects that were rehabilitated for a new use, multi-family residential and historic tax credit projects welcome.
WINNER: Hatch Kitchen RVA at Clopton Siteworks
WINNER: Cooperage II
 
Hybrid Award for Healthy and Sustainable Workspaces:
WINNER: Collaborative Work Space/The Emerald Barn!
 
Hybrid Award for Urban Trends in Creativity and Collaboration:
WINNER: Arts and Letters Creative Co.
 
Best New Construction: Includes neighborhood infill.
WINNER: Bringing Families Home
 
Best Placemaking: Arts and culture projects, park and green-space projects, transportation and infrastructure projects, or other neighborhood enhancing features.
WINNER: The JXN Project – Unveiling The Vanguard: A Virtual Experience
WINNER: Low Line Green
WINNER: Church Hill North and Kitchens at Reynolds
 
Best Residential: Single-family residential projects.
WINNER: 805 Chimborazo Boulevard
WINNER: Villacarillo Residence!
 
Best Restoration: Includes restoration by a homeowner, contractor, or developer. Includes historic tax credit projects.
WINNER: Dr. William Hughes House
WINNER: Masons’ Hall
 
CONGRATULATIONS to all those who made Richmond better in 2021!

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