Movieland Named Project of the Year by GRACRE
Four Other Commonwealth Architects' Projects Earn Top Honors
June 3, 2010
Movieland at Boulevard Square was recently honored as the Project of the Year by The Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate. GRACRE recognized the brightest real estate stars for 2010, and Commonwealth Architects' projects won five of eleven categories at the Ninth Annual Real Estate Awards Gala on April 21.
The winning projects included:
Project of the Year:
Movieland at Boulevard Square
Client: Bow Tie Partners
Best Institutional or Public Project:
Molecular Medicine Research Building
Client: Virginia Commonwealth University
Best Mixed Use Project:
Hilton Garden Inn/Miller & Rhoads Residences
Client: HRI, ECI
Best Multi-Family Project:
Mayton Transfer Lofts in Petersburg, VA
Client: Dave McCormack
Best Office Building Project:
MeadWestvaco's World Headquarters
Chosen as "the project of the year" for its role as a spark for redevelopment along the Boulevard, Movieland has brought first run movies back to the City of Richmond. Commonwealth Architects transformed a 19th century locomotive manufacturing warehouse built in 1887 into Bow Tie Cinema's Movieland at Boulevard Square, a 17 theater movie complex. In addition, the site's unique rail history was incorporated into the design of the building and of the landscape, honoring a piece of the city's history and architectural heritage.
Four other Commonwealth Architects' projects, from historic rehabilitation to new construction, earned top honors for outstanding commercial real estate projects in Metropolitan Richmond at the annual awards event, which was held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.