A R C H I T E C T S
Church Hill North Community Hybrid
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 the most 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 the Culinary School, Greenhouse, Restaurant and Housing to maximize potential 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, reworking historical narratives, and enhancing environmental and outdoor options, 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
Architects Newspaper 2019 Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention Unbuilt-Educational