Awards

Evidence of Our Commitment to Excellence

Dunbar believes every project is about people. A collaboration between individuals, organizations, regulatory agencies, communities and other stakeholders – all in service of those who ultimately will use the space. The following awards reflect the results of our thoughtful and thorough approach.

Atlee Library, Hanover County, VA
2023 AIA-Richmond Award of Merit-Architect: Quinn Evans

St. Catherine’s School, Performing Arts and Innovation Center
2023 GRACRE Real Estate Award, Best Academic Project-Architect: Bartzen + Ball

Scottsville Elementary School
2023 A4LE Virginia Gold Award, Renovation/Addition Category -Architect: Grimm + Parker

Dominion Innsbrook Technical Center
2023 GRACRE Real Estate Award, Best Large Scale Office Project -Architect: PSH+

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU 
2023 AIA-Richmond Award of Honor – Architect: HKS, Inc.
Lean Construction Institute, 2023 Design Award Honorable Mention
2023 GRACRE Real Estate Award, Project of the Year
Evidence-Based Touchstone Gold Award, The Center for Health Design – Architect: HKS Inc.
Richmond Real Estate Group, 2022 Community Impact Award – General Contractor: DPR Construction

YWCA of Richmond
2022 Golden Hammer Award, Best Community Institution Revitalization -Architect: SMBW, PLLC

Humanities Building, University of Richmond
2022 AIA-Richmond Award for Contextual Design, Honorable Mention – Architect: Quinn Evans

Engineering Research Building, Virginia Commonwealth University
2021 GRACRE Real Estate Award, Institutional Project – Architect: Baskervill, Goody Clancy, Smith + McClane

Fairfield Area LibraryHenrico County, VA
2022 Innovative Project of the Year and People’s Choice Award, USGBC-VA – Architect: Quinn Evans and Tappe Architects
2021 AIA-Richmond Design Award

The Center at Belvedere
2021 AIA National Design for Aging Review Award of Merit – Architect: Bushman Dreyfus Architects

Polykon Manufacturing LLC
2020 Annual GRACRE Real Estate Award: Best Industrial Project – Architect: Baskervill

The Scott House, Virginia Commonwealth University
2021 John Russell Pope Award for Historic Preservation, ICAA – Architect: Glavé & Holmes Architecture
2020 Golden Hammer Award, Best Restoration

Rumors of War, by Kehinde Wiley
2020 Golden Hammer Award, Best Placemaking – Owner: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Maymont Foundation Headquarters
2020 Golden Hammer Award, Best Adaptive Reuse – Architect: Quinn Evans

College of Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University
2020 Annual GRACRE Real Estate Award: Top Institutional Project – Architect: EYP, Inc.

Whole Foods Market, Sauer Center Development, Richmond, VA
2020 Annual GRACRE Real Estate Award: Project of the Year – Architect: Freeman Morgan Architects

NOVA Aquatics Facility, Henrico, VA
2022 Golden Hammer Award, Best Adaptive Reuse – Architect: Baskervill
2022 ENR Mid-Atlantic Award of Merit Sports/Entertainment
2022 GRACRE Real Estate Award: Public Private Partnership Project
2022 Engineering Excellence Grand Award, ACEC Virginia
2020 Annual GRACRE Real Estate Award: Top Retail Lease – Thalhimer Realty Partners,
The Rebkee Company

Six Hundred West Main, Charlottesville, VA
2020 AIA-Central Virginia Merit Award for Excellence in Contextual Design – Architect: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
2021 Multi-Housing News Bronze Award, Best New Development & Design, Mixed-Use
2021 TAC World Design Awards Winner, Mixed-Use Architecture

North Court Residence Hall, University of Richmond
2020 Leadership Award, USGBC Virginia – Architect: Glavé & Holmes Architecture

Courtland High School, Spotsylvania County, VA
2019 Virginia School Boards Association, Gold Design Award and People’s Choice Award – Architect: Quinn Evans

New Clay House II, Virginia Supportive Housing, Richmond, VA
2019 Golden Hammer Award, Best Adaptive Reuse & New Construction – Architect: Johannas Design Group

550 Water Street, Charlottesville, VA
2019 AIA-Virginia Design Awards, Award of Merit Contextual Design – Architect: FORMWORK

Perioperative Services Operating Room, VCU Health
2019 ENR Mid-Atlantic Award of Merit Health Care – Architect: HKS, Inc.

Indoor Football Practice Facility, Liberty University
2018 Athletic Business Architectural Showcase – Architect: VMDO

Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Virginia Wesleyan University
2020 AIA-Virginia Design Award of Merit – Architect: VMDO
2020 AIA-Central Virginia Award of Merit
2019 Virginia Environments Award, USGBC-Virginia
2018 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Merit Award
2018 HRACRE Excellence in Development Design Awards: Best Educational Building and Juror’s Choice Award – Contractor: Hourigan
2018 Associated Builders and Contractors – VA Honor Award of Excellence
2017 DBIA Hampton Roads Award of Excellence

Market 34 Dining Facility, Corporate Client, Goochland, VA
2018 AIA-Virginia Chapter Merit Award – Architect: SMBW, PLLC

Highland Park Senior Apartments, Richmond, VA
Developer: Community Preservation and Development Corp.
Architect: Grimm + Parker
2018 Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year, 9th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards, Viridiant
EarthCraft Multifamily (ECMF) Platinum certification – Viridiant

Richmond Ballet Renovation
2018 Golden Hammer Award, Best Adaptive Reuse – Architect: 3North

Dewey Gottwald Center, Science Museum of Virginia
2018 AIA-Virginia Chapter Merit Award – Architect: Pfeiffer Partners, Quinn Evans
2018 Annual GRACRE Cultural Impact Award
2017 ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Project Award – Cultural/Worship Category – Contractor: W.M. Jordan Company

Saunders Station, Richmond, VA
2019 AIA-Richmond Merit Award – Architect: B.O.B. Architecture
2017 Golden Hammer Award, Best Adaptive Reuse-Large

Varina Area Library, Henrico County, VA
2019 New Landmark Library, Library Journal – Architects: Quinn Evans and Tappe Architects
2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Award
2017 Golden Hammer Award, Best New Construction-Large
2017 National Association of Counties, 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work

Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion – VCU Health
2018 AIA-Richmond Chapter Merit Award – Architect: HKS
2018 AIA-Virginia Chapter Merit Award
2017 Pinnacle Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)-Virginia
2017 National Recognition Award, ACEC National
2016 Project of the Year, SKANSKA
2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award / First Place in High-Rise category, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
2015 Commonwealth Award for Concrete Excellence, ACI Virginia
2015 Project of the Year Award / Architectural category, Slag Cement Association

Dunbar is extremely responsive. It impresses me how quickly they can jump into an issue we are having and work with our team for quick solutions.

Eric Rasmussen Project Manager, DPR

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