Historic Richmond, in partnership with The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, hosted a juried architectural design competition – Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition – to develop a design catalog of original, creative designs for infill construction in the City of Richmond’s Old and Historic Districts. Their goal was to cultivate a dialogue about the design process for new construction within the fabric of Richmond’s historic neighborhoods with consideration given to sustainability, affordability, and maintaining each neighborhood’s own unique sense of place.

We are thrilled to announce that two G&HA employees were recognized for their submissions! Both submissions addressed the challenges of creating a new building on a vacant lot within a historic district in Richmond. Kevin Svensen was awarded the Grand Prize for his watercolors of a new building in Union Hill. Kate Lanni received a Design Excellence award for her hand sketches of a a new neighbor in Jackson Ward.

You can see both of their entries, along the with other winners, on display at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design from now until August 31st! Read more about the competition here.