Inclusive Community Hybrid
This 50,000 sf transformative project in the heart of Church Hill North, one of Richmond’s most underserved communities, involves extensive community engagement, bringing together in one building: Reynolds Community College Culinary School, Workforce Housing, community office space, and destination restaurant.
Optimize the programs on the site for future−positive engagement with the community.
Form a landmark optimistic presence on the important urban corner of 25th St. & Nine Mile Road.
Shape Urban Green Space for School and Residents.
Relate Culinary School, Greenhouse, Restaurant and Housing to transform the Food Desert into a community with access and awareness of nutritious food.
Infuse all spaces with natural light and Connect to the natural environment.
"At a fraught time both nationally and locally, when many people are contemplating economic and racial inequalities, and reworking historical narratives, the arrival of the Kitchens at Reynolds delivers a new kind of monument where brilliant, smart and highly practical architecture is a tool for enhancing community engagement and inspiring an optimistic future." Edwin Slipek, Style Weekly