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3north Cross-Continental Design Experience

Taking part in the 3north Cross-Continental Design Experience, architects Ed Pillsbury and Patrick McMinn were in California recently studying great design around our San Francisco office with principal, Morgan Pierce. Spending time offline, they visited multiple sites around the city to expand their understanding of landscape architecture. Below are some highlights from the trip as…

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We’re embarking on a new chapter.

The New Year is ushering in some exciting changes at 3north. We’re pleased to share that 3north has merged with Visible:Proof, a design firm specializing in interior design and branding, for corporate, restaurant, retail, and residential clients. Over the past year, our organizations have worked together on several great projects, including exciting work with Luck…

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Transformation ongoing at future McKinnon and Harris headquarters

Construction is underway at the future home of McKinnon and Harris’ administrative headquarters, showroom and fabrication facility. An adaptive reuse of a warehouse built in 1940, the new headquarters represents a major transformation just north of Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood. Visible from heavily traveled Interstate-95, formerly boarded-up windows will now allow ample light into the…

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Construction Underway at Richmond Ballet

We’re excited that the renovation at Richmond Ballet is now underway. Our work – focused primarily in the Ballet’s basement – will result in two new practice studios, locker rooms, and additional administrative capabilities. We’re also expanding the main lobby to include a new grand staircase. The additional practice studios will augment studio capacity for the…

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On the Boards: American Civil War Museum

Construction of the new American Civil War Museum will begin this July. It is sited to provide connectivity between the museum’s existing buildings while serving as a welcoming centerpiece for visitors to the museum’s campus. The spine of the museum’s campus is comprised of the new lobby and collections and galleries directly behind (represented in black). Most…

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From historic portrait studio to modern workspace

                  Last month 3north photographed the recently completed offices of Foster Made, a Richmond-based web development and UX design company. Looking to relocate their headquarters, Foster Made partnered with 3north to create a modern, open office with varied environments and amenities to promote productivity and creativity among…

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Recap: MAAM Building Museums Symposium

Last weekend we had the opportunity to present at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ 2017 Building Museums Symposium in Washington, D.C. 3north’s Jay Hugo and Andrea Almond, and Elizabeth Voelkel of the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) spoke with museum professionals and fellow designers about our recent partnership to develop the Museum’s campus master plan.…

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3north is joining the blogosphere

Our blog is a place for sharing our inspirations, progress and a bit of our process with you. The drive to create designs that are as relevant as they are attractive keeps us on our toes, and requires us to regularly embrace new techniques, technology and creative problem-solving methods. It’s through this constant growth that…

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