2021 Golden Hammer Awards


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?

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!
(Wait! There were two winners!)
WINNER: Cooperage II!

…And a special Hybrid Award for Healthy and Sustainable Workspaces!

WINNER: Collaborative Work Space/The Emerald Barn!

Wait! There’s another 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!
Wait! There were two!
WINNER: Low Line Green!
WINNER: Church Hill North and Kitchens at Reynolds!

Best Residential: Single-family residential projects.

WINNER: 805 Chimborazo Boulevard!
And another winner… Villacarillo Residence!

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

WINNER: Dr. William Hughes House!
Again, there was a second winner!
WINNER: Masons’ Hall!

Golden Hammer Awards were celebrated Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Hardywood Richmond. To see our print program, click here!
Thank you to all who came! So many worthy, impressive projects… we can’t wait to see what you do next year!

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