As someone heavily drawn to the “Art & Science of Building,” the work done for Dominion Energy is a remarkable structure to highlight. Like Clayco, Pickard Chilton connects a love for art to the spaces we design and develop – which is one of the reasons why 600 Canal Place was recently awarded a 2022 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Developed by Clayco and Hourigan Construction as a design-build project, Dominion Energy’s new 20-story office tower at 600 Canal Place in downtown Richmond, Virginia, was designed by Pickard Chilton, Kendall Heaton Associates, and OJB Landscape Architecture. The design team created a next-generation workplace that fosters collaboration and sustainability that will help Dominion Energy recruit and retain top talent.

The high-performance workspace combines beauty and function by recognizing the city’s connection to the James River and implementing a curved exterior enclosure to represent the shape of ship sails that historically navigated the river. The building also has stainless steel diagonal rods that emphasize the sailing metaphor and many elements inspired by the city, river, and sky.

Architecture firms that introduce refreshing ideas and are passionate about their work help propel our industry forward with innovation. Dominion Energy is set up for success with a transformative space for its employees that will enhance productivity through new ways of working. 

Congratulations to everyone who worked on this project, design or otherwise. It’s great to see the structures we build become integral and valued pieces of our communities.