ABOUT

Johannas Design Group provides a broad range of design services within the disciplines of architecture, historic preservation and urban planning.Recognized for our portfolio of projects spanning multi-family commercial projects to a range of living, dining and gathering spaces our goal is to be responsive to our client, the context, the community and the environment.We specialize in design and location challenges that require extra attention and careful planning.

 

Services

ARCHITECTURE

While the majority of our projects are within Richmond’s urban core, we also work throughout central Virginia and northern North Carolina.  Johannas Design Group is a studio dedicated to the community and its clients, focusing on the following architectural facets:

Multi-family

  • Mixed-use development
  • Affordable housing
  • Premium-market housing 

Urban Development

  • Zoning Appeals
  • Zoning Changes
  • Special-Use Applications

 

Commercial

  • Retail
  • Office
    • Business
    • Medical
  • Hospitality
    • Restaurants
    • Small hotels

Residential

  • Additions
  • New construction
 

URBAN PLANNING

Johannas Design Group has worked for decades revitalizing the city center of Richmond.  Our planning efforts support increasing the city population base, stabilizing neighborhoods, and promoting economic development.  Below are some areas where our work continues to encourage the regeneration of Richmond:

Urban Revitalization Planning:  We see an opportunity to study and promote improving the quality of life in the city in every urban project .

  • Site planning, urban subdivisions, and PODs
  • Project master planning and programming

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The City of Richmond has an urban fabric of thousands of historic buildings in both state and federal historic districts.  In Richmond and the region, Johannas Design Group collaborates on historic buildings rehabilitations:

  • Historic rehabilitation planning and design
  • Federal and state historic rehabilitation tax-credit program
    • Applications
    • Negotiations

Recognition

LANDMARK AT 1700
GRACRE "Best Mixed-Use Project"  2016

ARDENT CRAFT ALE
GRACRE "Best Food and Beverage Project"  2015

THE DAILY KITCHEN AND BAR
GRACRE "Best Restaurant"  2014

525 AT BERRY BURK
GRACRE "Finalist Best New Restaurant" 2013

ONE SOUTH REALTY
BCH Golden Hammer "Best Commercial Renovation - Large Scale"  2013

STUZZI PIZZERIA
GRACRE "Finalist Best Food New Restaurant"  2011

XTRA'S CAFE
GRACRE "Project of the Year" 2009

JOHANNAS DESIGN GROUP
BHC Golden Hammer - Edmund A Rennolds Jr. "Excellence in Architecture" 2011

THE BOATHOUSE
GRACRE "Best Interior Project" 2010

THE NATIONAL THEATER
GRACRE "Project of the Year" 2009

THE MEWS
GRACRE "Best Infill Project" 2009

THE NATIONAL THEATER
ACORN "Best Commercial Renovation" 2008

THE RESERVE
ACORN "Best Infill Project" 2008

DELUX
GRACRE "Best Renovated/Historic Rehabilitation Project" 2008

THE BURTON CONDOMINIUMS
VDDA "Award of Excellence" 2007

ORCHARD HOUSE
ACORN "Golden Hammer Finalist" 2007

SEVEN HILLS
ACORN "Golden Hammer Finalist" 2007

STERLING ROW
ACORN "Golden Hammer Finalist" 2007

THE TROLLEY
ACORN "Golden Hammer Finalist" 2007

ACORN: Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods
GRACRE: Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate
BCH: Better Housing Coalition - Golden Hammer Awards
ACORN: Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods
VDDA: Virginia Downtown Development Association