A premier office building designed from the inside out to meet the unique needs of leading-edge companies.
This project is on a 1.5-acre streetscape and urban plaza in Richmond, Virginia. The LEED Gold project transformed a pair of underutilized surface parking lots at a prominent intersection at the edge of Richmond’s central business district into an energizing new entrance for Downtown.
Gateway Plaza is the first and only soaring, multi-tenant office tower in the region created from the inside out to meet the unique needs of leading-edge companies. It derives its name from its prominent location, situated between the historic State Capitol and the James River, at the crossroads of two major highways, serving as a portal to Downtown. The site is now home to an 18-story multi-tenant office tower, with ground floor street-oriented retail that brings vitality to an area formerly regarded as left-over space, with a streetscape design that converts a landscape once dominated by cars into a dynamic pedestrian environment.
The building represents a timeless architectural quality while embodying forward-reaching technologies for the 21st century. The pure rectangular form is expressed from the ground floor lobby up through the office floors and into the penthouse. This simple rectangular massing allows for optimal tenant office planning. Parking is carefully integrated into the base of the building, complimenting the office form, responding to the urban context, and reinforcing the city’s Master plan and urban design features.