The Sauer Center

Richmond, VA | Commercial


Freeman Morgan Architects, HOK, ENV Interiors


2020 Project of the Year, GRACRE Annual Real Estate Award

About the Project

The Sauer Center is a 24-acre mixed use infill project anchored by a new Whole Foods Market. Dunbar’s participation included renovation and adaptive reuse of a historic building into a 47,000 SF Whole Foods Market; renovation and renewal of the two-story, 9,950 SF historic Kaufman Building for office space; renovation and infill of the historic Putney Building, a former shoe factory, into a modern office space, including addition of rooftop plaza; a five-story parking garage with 755 spaces; and installation of solar panel arrays in the parking lot. Some of the rich history of Richmond was preserved, while providing space for multiple uses and beautifying a section of the vibrant West Broad Street corridor.