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Nominations open for 2012 Golden Hammer awards


ABOVE: 12 S. Plum Street by Nack Properties (2011 nominee for “Residential Renovation”)

Nominations are now being accepted for the Better Housing Coalition’s Golden Hammer Awards to honor professionals whose work enhances the Richmond region through revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation.

BHC is seeking nominations in six categories:

Best Single-Family Residential Renovation
Best Commercial Renovation – Neighborhood Scale (less than 5,000 sq. ft.)
Best Commercial Renovation – Large Scale (more than 10,000 sq. ft.)
Best New Infill Project
Best Neighborhood Design Project
Green Hammer for Sustainable Design

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Hotel John Marshall at 502. E. Franklin Street. The nomination form is available at www.betterhousingcoalition.org/goldenhammer. Submissions are due October 5, 2012.

“The Richmond community places a premium on projects that enhance neighborhoods and preserve our historic urban landscape,” said David Herring, vice president of BHC’s Center for Neighborhood Revitalization and founder of the awards. “These juried awards honor people who weave those values into their work.”

Following the ceremony, honorees and guests will celebrate on the red carpet at BHC’s signature event, Groundbreakers. The event includes a reception, the awards ceremony and an After Party with a dinner buffet. Dominion is the title sponsor. Visit www.betterhousingcoalition.org/groundbreakers for more details.

For information on the award nomination process, contact David Herring at 804-644-0546 x110. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Groundbreakers, contact Andrea Butler at 804-644-0546 x119.

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