Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design Partner to Co-Host the Golden Hammer Awards
With support from the Better Housing Coalition, Historic Richmond is partnering with Storefront for Community Design to co-host the Golden Hammer Awards!
Greta Harris, Better Housing Coalition’s President & CEO said, “We have been proud stewards of the Golden Hammer Awards for the past five years and, while all of the winners have made important contributions to the beautification and vitality of our neighborhoods, few have created access to affordable housing for modest income families in our region,” which is a mainstay of BHC’s mission. “After some soul searching, we decided to find a new home for the Golden Hammer Awards,” she said.
The Golden Hammer Awards will honor notable preservation, adaptive reuse, neighborhood revitalization and placemaking efforts in the Richmond community as before.
“Richmond’s historic buildings and places are what make it unique, beautiful and authentic,” said Ms. Crump. “We are excited to partner with two wonderful community organizations like BHC and Storefront to honor those in the community who work so hard to preserve Richmond’s distinctive historic character and spark neighborhood revitalization.”
We felt our mission to shape the future of Richmond by preserving our distinctive historic character, sparking revitalization and championing our important architectural legacy aligned well with the Golden Hammer Awards and we are honored and excited to accept the co-presentation of the awards ceremony.
Above photo of UrbanCore Construction – 2016 Golden Hammer Award Winner photo credit: Taylor Dabney