By integrating contemporary thinking into past design, the renovation of this iconic National Historic Landmark and Richmond civic icon will create an elegant, efficient workplace.

The project weaves together the needs of a flexible 21st-century workplace, high-performance sustainable building systems, and the sensitive restoration of the building’s historic fabric so that it may continue to serve its users well into the future. The design draws on features including Old City Hall’s large, high ceilinged rooms, considerable natural light, ornate, original detailing, and durable, well-aged building materials 


  • National Historic Landmark
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Gothic Revival design by Elijah E. Myers
  • 120,000-SF renovation of state governmental building

Representing Richmond

Located on a full city block overlooking Virginia’s Capitol Square, Old City Hall has served the citizens of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 120 years. Standing first as an active seat of government and then as a rallying cry for historic preservation, Old City Hall and its renovation are an opportunity for restoration and reactivation in the heart of Richmond.  

Richmond Old City Hall (1981)