The Better Housing Coalition announced yesterday the nominees for the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards, including local entrees in most of the 5 categories (Residential Renovation, Commercial Renovation (small & larger), Urban Infill, Neighborhood Design, and Sustainable Design Excellence).
Gold Hammer Award Nominees
Winners to be announced at the event on November 3rd
Commercial Renovation under 5000 Sq. Ft. (Neighborhood Scale)
Commercial Renovation above 10,000 Sq. Ft.(Large, Multi-Family OR Mixed Use Project)
Green Hammer for Sustainable Design Excellence
Photos by John Murden or provided by Better Housing Coalition.
In addition to awards in the 6 Golden Hammer categories, the following awards will also be given:
Preservation Advocacy Award:
Catie Beck, CBS 6 News & Rachel DePompa, NBC 12 News
For their investigative reporting related to vacant / abandoned property issues in our historic neighborhoods that increased public awareness about the detrimental effect vacant properties have on our communities.
Andrew Asch Historic Developer Award:
Ron Stallings, Walker Row Partnership
For the renovation of dozens of historic properties and construction of numerous infill projects that goes beyond the role of a developer, creating – through vision and perseverance – a Renaissance in Jackson Ward.
Neighborhood Revitalization Award:
VCU Urban & Regional Planning in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
For providing urban & neighborhood planning expertise to the City of Richmond, non-profit organizations and neighborhood civic organizations, which has had a profoundly positive outcome in the revitalization in our core urban communities.
Edmund A. Rennolds Jr. Excellence in Architecture Award:
Johannas Design Group
For excellence in architectural design for the numerous adaptive reuse and urban infill projects that have significantly anchored revitalization in many Richmond neighborhoods
Special Recognition – Neighborhood Design & Planning:
The Honorable Jennifer McClellan
For her work with Scenic Virginia in sponsoring HJ 658 in 2007 – a resolution celebrating the panoramic viewshed from Libby Hill Park – the historic view that named Richmond, a view of importance to all Virginia residents.
Special Recognition – Sustainable Design:
Paul & Julie Weissend, Dovetail Construction
For successfully incorporating extensive sustainable design into the historic renovation of both the headquarters building of Dovetail Construction and their Monument Avenue residence.