Quoit Club | 1717 Innovation Center (MEMBERS ONLY)
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 Start-Up Virginia. This 5-story heavy-timber tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom is home to Capital One’s Future Edge program, which facilitates investment in local businesses and mentoring opportunities to start-ups.
The project scope included a complete renovation of the existing warehouse to include new building systems, the addition of a 6th level for larger meeting functions, an outdoor rooftop terrace, and vertical transportation systems. Respecting the historic tradition and character of the building while emphasizing the modern building additions, the project juxtaposes new and old to celebrate its history while providing opportunities for local entrepreneurs to build the businesses of the future. 1717 Innovation Center won a Golden Hammer Award for Best Adaptive Reuse in 2018.