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On the Boards: James River Center

The James River Association announced this week that they intend to purchase land along Richmond’s riverfront with plans to construct a new river education center. The project site, located east of downtown, is conveniently situated between Great Shiplock Park and Chapel Island below the James River’s fall line allowing for unrestricted water access from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic…

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3North Moves Richmond Headquarters

Everything happens for a reason and this is a season for exciting change at 3North. With many talented new folks on board and an unexpected real estate opportunity, we are expanding our Richmond headquarters to a neighborhood just west of Scott’s Addition at the intersection of Malvern and Fitzhugh Avenues. Our new 13,500sf home occupies…

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3North Principal and Penn State Landscape Architecture Alumnus, Morgan Pierce, Talks About How We Adapted Our Internship Program in the Virtual Environment 

“Once we had a better handle on what the pandemic was going to mean for this year, we reached out to the students who we had awarded the internships to last year, asking if they wanted to renew their participation, knowing that they would be graduating seniors and this was strictly still an internship. All…

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Fall Awards 2020

3North is both humbled and honored for the recognition our projects have received this year courtesy of the annual awards programs hosted by our distinguished professional organizations. The American Civil War Museum and the Richard Neutra Renovation both received awards from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, the Virginia Chapter of the…

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Project Update: Construction of the Woolen Mills Adaptive Reuse Project Set to be Completed this Spring

Honored to be a part of the team transforming the historic warehouse, Woolen Mills, into a mixed-use facility which will house the national headquarters for WillowTree, retail, restaurants, and event space. Construction is set to be completed later this Spring. Read more here. Rendering by: Hugo Render DESIGN TEAM 3North: Architect of Record Acoustic Design…

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On the Boards: Jefferson Pools Restoration

We’re thrilled to continue working with Omni Hotels & Resorts to restore another historic property: the Jefferson Pools in Warm Springs, Virginia. Built in 1761 and naturally fed by a mineral spring, the pools are the oldest spa structure in the U.S. As little has changed in more than two centuries, our team is focused on…

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3North Recognized with AIA Virginia “T. David Fitz-Gibbon” Firm Award

In November 2019, 3North received the AIA Virginia T. David Fitz-Gibbon Firm Award, recognizing a firm that has “consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.” It’s the highest honor bestowed by the organization and cause for reflection on our past 20 years. Since 1999, we’ve been experimenting and evolving, intentionally staying broad across…

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3North Unified Design Summer Internship 2019

3North just wrapped up it’s 2019 Unified Design Summer Internship in our Richmond, Virginia studio!  Our program is developed for students of advanced standing who possess the design talent, work ethic, and creative passion that we value at 3north. We were pleased to welcome Joon Kang (2nd year Architecture) from Virginia Tech, Bonnee Grennon (3rd…

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3North Cross-Continental Design Experience 2019

3North’s Annual Cross-Continental Design Experience was one for the books. Averaging 30,000 steps, 15 miles of walking and running, and 20 flight of stairs climbed, this was a typical day for participants. Designer, Lisa Clark, was in California last week studying great design around our San Francisco office with principal, Morgan Pierce. Spending time outside…

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3North’s Andrea Almond on Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Panel Discussion for “Restoring Nature’s Relationships”

3North’s Andrea Almond, was a part of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden panel discussion for “Restoring Nature’s Relationships” with Author, Doug Tallamy, talking about why our yards and gardens are an essential part of the ecosystems that sustain us. You can use a new tool for identifying native plants in our areas which ranks them…

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On the Boards: Fulton Yard Mixed-Use Development

Wondering what’s been cooking in our Commercial Studio? We’ve teamed up with Zimmer Development to create Fulton Yard, a mixed-use development between historic Fulton Hill and the James River, here in Richmond, VA. Named after one of Richmond’s largest rail yards, these three unique sites will consist of retail, office and residential space. With direct…

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3North Welcome’s Unified Design Summer Interns

3North’s Unified Design Summer Internship has begun! We are pleased to welcome Lindsey Rullman (4th year Landscape Architecture student from Penn State), Bonnee Grennon (3rd year Interior Design student from Virginia Tech), and Joon Kang (2nd year Architecture student also from Virginia Tech). Yesterday, we visited a site for one of residential projects underway in…

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The Martin Agency Lobby Opening

The Martin Agency envisioned their lobby as a gallery. It was to be both inviting and dynamic – embedded with the character of Richmond. We’ve stripped the decorative metalwork and returned the space to natural materials, clean lines, and plenty of light. Departing from the traditional, bunker-like reception desk, a simple steel-framed table welcomes clients…

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