Gateway Plaza is the newest addition to the Richmond skyline. The 18-story, Class-A office tower offers 315,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art office space, 14,800 square feet of retail space as well as a 509-car parking garage.
Deriving its name from its prominent location, situated between the historic State Capitol and the James River, at the crossroads of two major highways, serving as a portal to Downtown. The street-level design was conceived to support the project’s overarching objectives as an economic generator, a catalyst for urban vitality and a model for environmental sustainability.
Collaborating with artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, a design vocabulary was developed and multiple art installations were integrated into the project. The flow of water, ideas and commerce are embodied in the art pieces, such as the stainless-steel lines that trace their path across the site and through the building’s lobby, drawing visitors in and reinforcing the notion of the Gateway. On-street parking, an inviting plaza, and terrace spaces enhance the ground-level retail and encourage pedestrian activity.
This tower is the most sustainable option for businesses that demand mobility, flexibility and access to technology. The pure rectangular forms of the building are expressed from the ground floor through the office floors to the penthouse. The floor plate and structure allows for optimal tenant office planning. With a stunning floor-to-ceiling glass facade that delivers unobstructed, 360-degree views—including the scenic James River—this tower is the new gateway to opportunity in Richmond.