General Assembly Building Wins Two Richmond Real Estate Awards

Richmond, VA

May 07, 2024

The design team poses for a group photo.

One of Richmond’s newest additions to downtown, the General Assembly Building (GAB), has celebrated two significant Richmond real estate awards in April. In addition to winning the 2023 Impact Award from the Richmond Real Estate Group (RREG) for its positive impact on the community, the GAB also celebrated its selection as Project of the Year from the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). The design team comprised of Glavé and Holmes, Robert A.M. Stern, Gilbane, and VHB were recognized and celebrated at the RREG April meeting and GRACRE Real Estate Awards Ceremony.

Officially open in October 2023, the new 15-story, 450,000-square-foot GAB stands as a testament to innovation and preservation. Constructed on the historic footprint of the original building, which dates to 1912, the GAB retains the façade of its original structure, seamlessly blending tradition with modern functionality. VHB landscape architects and engineers enhanced the site’s connectivity for users and visitors to the adjacent parking deck and Capitol Square grounds, while also helping the team overcome site challenges, including drainage and underground utilities.

The design team poses for a group photo at the GRACRE event. Marshall Agee as GRACRE Awards Masters of Ceremonies


"We are immensely proud to have played a part in creating a space that fosters collaboration, celebrates our heritage, and leaves a lasting legacy for generations to come," said John Carty, PE, Project Manager. “By integrating historic preservation and modern innovation, the GAB is a beacon of connectivity, bridging the past with the future. Its architectural significance not only enhances our skyline but also enriches the cultural fabric of Richmond.”

Learn more about the General Assembly Building or contact John Carty.

The design team accepts the award on stage. The General Assembly Building’s front historic façade.