Broad & 9th Street Office Building Rehabilitation Project
Richmond, VA (circa 1904/1911)
The Broad Street Building & 9th Street Office Building Rehabilitation Project included design for the renovation of 175,000 square feet in the 9th Street building and approximately 275,000 square feet of office space in a new building along Broad Street between 8th and 9th Streets. The new building has three (3) basement parking levels for 200 cars and 10 floors above grade comprised of private offices, open office areas and meeting rooms varying in size from 50 to 400 occupants to initially support the needs of the General Assembly. The design, developed with input from community representatives, was slated to receive Silver LEED Certification when completed. The design features many sustainable design elements, including green roofing, raised flooring, daylighting, and high-tech solar glazing. Also, it is intended that the new building will re-use many of the historic materials that were in the former Murphy Hotel, in which the new building will replace. The 9th Street Building, the former Hotel Richmond, will be rehabilitated following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Special care was devoted to the significant character-defining features of the building, beginning with the monumental, two-story marble lobby lit by an enormous skylight and featuring three large stained-glass skylights with the Hotel Richmond crest. In addition, the former two-story ballroom on the 9th floor of the building was rehabilitated to recall its original condition.