New York artists open Gallery in Danville
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New York artists open Gallery in Danville

Wayne Dobson and Sally Susan Popu were very active in the Brooklyn art community when they discovered Danville on a trip to Southern Virginia to look at old farmhouses available for restoration. There were no galleries in the city when they arrived. The couple purchased a building on Union Street, created a visible street level … Continue reading

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Covington Farmer’s Market

Marie and Keith Zawistowski, the designers of the Arritt Farmhouse featured here earlier this year have led the design/buildLAB studio at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design to design and build a farmers market shelter in Covington, Virginia.  Using locally sourced materials, pine, oak, and locust wood, and prefabricated components, the structure appears as … Continue reading

VMFA Shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize
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VMFA Shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize

Rick Mather + SMBW’s design for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Lubetkin Prize which honors built projects beyond Europe of exemplary design excellence. The VMFA is competing with Sir Norman Foster’s Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. From The Architect’s Newspaper     Continue reading