About 3north

Founded in 1998, 3north, PLLC is a multi-disciplinary design firm specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and graphic design. Our professional staff, based in Richmond, VA, consists of nearly thirty members. In addition to our Richmond home base, we also maintain an office in San Francisco.

Bryan Innovation Lab at The Steward School, Henrico, VA

Our capabilities

We believe that our multi-disciplinary approach is the most cohesive and comprehensive way to best serve our clients. Our in-house capabilities include:

  • Architecture, New Construction, Renovation, and Environmental Design
  • Landscape Architecture & Land Planning
  • Interior Design & Purchasing
  • Architectural History & Historic Preservation
  • Site and Space Programming
  • Architectural Graphics (including wayfinding, interpretive signage, and exhibit design)

3north Managing Principal, Jay Hugo

Firm leadership

The firm is led by five principals; between the five, they hold nine professional degrees and licenses in the professional practices of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. While maintaining a strong presence in the mid-Atlantic, their combined portfolio reaches across the United States as well as into Canada, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Our leadership and staff collaborate daily to deliver highly integrated design concepts, and well-coordinated planning and technical documents.

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Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA

Single-source management

Our team’s individual backgrounds include a broad array of experience with master plans, site design, urban planning, feasibility reports, programming studies, and a variety of architectural services. The firm’s comprehensive approach across multiple in-house disciplines allows us to offer high-level design quality, better cost control, and “single-source” project management for the client.

The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA

We stand for great design

At 3north, we are motivated by a curiosity for the tangible and intangible identity that defines a place, an organization, or a community. This grounding fuels our passion for using design to help inform the full range of human experiences that can make a setting unique, functional, and inspiring.

3north Annual Tricycle Race

Company culture

3north’s open and collaborative environment works to unify teamwork, foster creativity, and highlight unique perspectives. Both inside and outside of the office, we enjoy spending time together through company activities such as 3north’s annual Tricycle Race and the annual Triangle Awards.