top of page

Church Hill Community Hybrid

Opened 2021


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.


  1. Optimize the programs on the site for future−positive engagement with the community. 

  2. Form a landmark optimistic presence on the important urban corner of 25th St. & Nine Mile Road.

  3. Shape Urban Green Space for School and Residents.

  4. Relate Culinary School, Greenhouse, Restaurant and Housing to transform the Food Desert into a community with access and awareness of nutritious food.

  5. 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

Project Awards:

Architect's Newspaper 2022 Best of Design Award for Social Impact & Project of the Year Finalist

Architizer A+ 2022 Award Special Mention for Mixed Use (L >25,000 sq ft.)

Architizer A+ 2022 Award Special Mention for Architecture +Concrete

Architect's Newspaper 2019 Best of Design Honorable Mention Unbuilt-Educational


Architect's Newspaper| The Kitchens at Reynolds Brings Ambitious, Multipurpose Architecture to Underserved Richmond Community

The Plan|Mixed-Use Building in Church Hill North

bottom of page