Civic & Cultural

EXPERTISE

COMMUNITY

Elevating shared spaces

At 125 years old, our roots are firmly planted within our community. We believe wholeheartedly in the power of design to elevate shared spaces into meaningful gathering places. Working with and alongside stakeholders, our designers revitalize and preserve artifacts and architectural treasures central to the identity of neighborhoods and communities, leveraging the power of many voices to cultivate consensus and imbue meaning.

From public parks and plazas to contemplative memorials, museums, and more, we understand the impact of space as a tool to educate, empower, and energize all those who live, work, and play there.

KEY SERVICES

Architecture

Interior Design

MEP Engineering

Masterplanning

Architectural Graphics

Sustainable Design

Building Envelope + Forensics

Historic + Adaptive Reuse

RELATED PROJECTS

Work in our Communities

The Burying Ground at University of Richmond
Education
The Burying Ground at University of Richmond
Perry Glass Art Collection
Civic & Cultural
Perry Glass Art Collection
The Dwelling at Richmond Hill
Civic & Cultural
The Dwelling at Richmond Hill
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved
Education
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved
Black History Museum
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Black History Museum
Richmond Slave Trail Trailhead
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Richmond Slave Trail Trailhead
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TEAM

Leadership

Our team is dedicated to excellence. We utilize expertise and passion to create innovative solutions for our clients.

Burt Pinnock

FAIA, NOMA

Principal | Chairman of the Board

Burt Pinnock’s passion for design has created award-winning work for countless communities, from historic sites and cultural institutions to forward-thinking companies and inspiring foundations. With a firm grasp on contextual design, Burt’s work is rooted in the belief that architecture can provide solutions and change to cultural challenges. His approachable attitude and friendly smile have opened many doors as both a speaker and design leader. He is the Chairman of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Art and Architectural Review Board and is the cofounder of Storefront for Community Design, among many other volunteer engagements. For Burt, architecture and design isn’t a job; it’s his personal contribution to the wellbeing and vitality of our communities.

Anca Lipan

Anca Lipan

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate | Studio Director

With the philosophy that the most powerful designs are those that are contextual, Anca brings passion and precision to her role as architect and Studio Director. A scholarly designer with a global perspective, her wealth of knowledge has led her to share the world of architecture with others through the ACE Mentor program, AIA Front Porch, Architecture Week, and other community outreach programs and student architecture camps for the past 15 years. She currently serves on the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.

Eric Haley

Eric Haley

PE, CEM

Principal

Eric Haley believes that integrated design approaches are simply good for business. As director of engineering, Eric leads collaborative teams to deliver comprehensive solutions where form and function are equals. A powerful advocate for sustainability, Eric works closely with clients to help them understand not only the environmental benefits of going green but the financial savings they’ll see over the lifetime of their systems, making sustainability measure achievable for all. A renaissance man who loves tennis, cooking, and Star Wars, Eric brings an approachable and relatable perspective to his work on complex systems for projects large and small.

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