RiverFront Investment Group retained Commonwealth Architects to provide base building design services for the relocation of the private investment firm to Shockoe Slip in downtown Richmond. Riverfront currently occupies two floors of the three-story building. The client’s goal was to establish a comfortable collaborative environment and provide a welcoming contemporary space for clients in a unique historic district.
The design team introduced glass partitions in conference rooms throughout to create light-filled open spaces. Flat screen TVs are mounted on exposed brick walls. The first floor features a specially designed client center, complete with a video conference room, kitchen, and lounge area. The second floor is RiverFront’s work zone. Designed to be open and collaborative, the large space is accented with original wooden timbers that provide structural support and touches of warmth to the workspace.