Congratulations 2011 Golden Hammer Recipients

UPDATE: Click here to download the 2012 Golden Hammer Awards nomination form!

BHC was pleased to honor some of Richmond’s most exciting preservation and revitalization projects at the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards on Thursday, November 3.  With approximately 200 people in attendance at the historic Hippodrome Theater, David Herring, VP of BHC’s Center for Neighborhood Revitalization, announced the following winners:


Best Residential Renovation
3302 P Street

Neighborhood: Oakwood – Chimborazo Historic District
Owners & Developers: Tom O’Kelly & Ed Stone
Architect & Contractor: Jewels General Contractors

Best Commercial Renovation – Large-Scale, over 10,000 s.f.
Bliley’s Garage

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward
Owner & Developer: Gammino Realty & Development
Architect: Todd Dykshorn
Contractor: City & Guilds

Best Commercial Renovation – Small-Scale, under 5,000 s.f.
1805 – 1809 E. Broad Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom
Owners: Branch Retail LLC, Jon Newman, Josh Dare, & Rique Flato
Architect: BAM Architects
Contractor: The Capstone Contracting Company

Best Urban Infill
Stella’s Restaurant

Neighborhood: Malvern Gardens
Owner: CDI Lafayette, LLC
Developer: Crossroads Development, Inc.
Architect: Bruce Shirley, Ratio Studios; Engineering by Nyfeler Associates
Contractor: Retail Commercial Interiors

Best Neighborhood Design
Holton Learning Garden

Neighborhood: Hermitage Road Historic District
Owner: Richmond Public Schools
Project initiator: Linwood Holton PTA Garden Committee
Masterplan and Architect of record: BAM Architects
Hudson House design: Opposable Thumbs/Chris Chase
Butterfly Garden design: Higgins Gerstenmaier/Frank Hancock
Plant selection: Balzer and Associates/David Lisowski
Construction crew: Parents/Teachers/Community members

Green Hammer for Sustainable Design Excellence
Bliley’s Garage

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward
Owner & Developer: Gammino Realty & Development
Architect: Todd Dykshorn
Contractor: City & Guilds

 BHC also celebrated the accomplishments of six honorees:

Preservation Advocacy Award:
Catie Beck, CBS 6 News & Rachel DePompa, NBC 12 News

Andrew Asch Historic Developer Award:
Walker Row Partnership

Neighborhood Revitalization Award:
VCU Department of Planning & Urban Studies

Edmund A. Rennolds Jr. Excellence in Architecture Award:
Johannas Design Group

Special Recognition – Neighborhood Design & Planning:
The Honorable Jennifer McClellan

Special Recognition – Sustainable Design:
Paul & Julie Weissend, Dovetail Construction

Congratulations to this year’s award winners, and thank you to the 24 exceptional Golden Hammer Nominees!

Photos from the event can be viewed on BHC’s Facebook page.  Special thanks to Randall Edwards.


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