Category Archive: presenter


ARCHITECTUREFIRM‘S Katie and Danny MacNelly make simple but distinguished design decisions that harken to vernacular structures found in rural Appalachian foothills and lowlands. Barn-like voids, out-building siting to create exterior spaces. But pitch out… Continue reading

B+D 12: Justin Whiteford, KPF

Big ideas. Big construction sites. Tiny drops of water. Justin Whiteford sees water vapor at a scale few of us have experienced. Over a train yard. In Manhattan. 10,000 stories up. Find out… Continue reading

B+D 12: Studio Collective

Studio Collective. Documenters of design process, focusing on student projects amassed from the majors of architecture, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture. 33 black cladded stealth journalist ninjas and one… Continue reading


Hot off their recent Richmond AIA Honor Award, ARCHITECTUREFIRM‘s Katie & Danny MacNelley still reserve room for a few zoo dwellers to grace their projects. But it may have been juror chair Carlton Abbot, no slouch… Continue reading

B+D11: Sub Rosa Bakery

Nearly four years into their venture, B+D11 presenters Sub Rosa Bakery are well-known in Richmond for creating their goods with a deep sense of quality and care.  As a primer, enjoy this flashback to just… Continue reading

B+D11: Evatran

B+D11 presenters Evatran have been making a lot of waves lately.  They were recently featured on NPR and earlier in the year were the subject of a Style Weekly cover story.  Come out tonight… Continue reading

B+D11: Shockoe Atelier

B+D11 presenters Shockoe Atelier have been covered in numerous local, regional, and national media outlets including Garden & Gun and Business Insider.  Here’s a long-form article about the company that’s well worth a read.… Continue reading

B+D11: Sub Rosa Bakery

If only the interwebs had a ‘smell-tronic 2000’ plugin so that you could really appreciate the art and craft of what our friends at Sub Rosa Bakery do every day.  For now, you should make… Continue reading

B+D11: Evatran

Curious to know about this Plugless Power thing?  Us too.  Here’s CEO and Co-founder Rebecca Hough discussing the company and the importance of their roots here in the Richmond community.  You can hear more… Continue reading

B+D11: Shockoe Atelier

Enjoy this clip of our friends at Shockoe Atelier discussing their passion for working with real people and the importance of craft and craftsmanship.  Then come out to B+D11: Family Ties on May 25th at… Continue reading

B+D 10: terrain360

From the confluence of the Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers to the calm waters of the Chesapeake, Ryan Abrahamsen of terrain360 and Andy Thompson of Richmond digitally mapped the length of the James River. And yo… Continue reading

B+D 10: Don Belt

Don Belt travels with purpose. While reporting on changing environments, climate, or cultures as a National Geographic writer and editor since the early 1980’s, Don’s adventures aren’t necessarily the fantastic view from the summit… Continue reading

B+D 9: Travis Milton

  Mix together: two parts archivist one part food heritalogist (?) one part culinary education in the field three parts adventurous creative on a hell of a roll! Let cool while appreciating three other enlightening… Continue reading

B+D9: Josh Epperson and Johnny Hugel of Feast RVA

Feast RVA‘s Johnny Hugel and Josh Epperson are a busy duo and we are excited they slow down long enough to share their philanthropic adventures and a cold beer. You’ll see a few… Continue reading

B+D 9: Travis Milton

Hungry? Travis Milton has seen the future and wants to be sure yours is filled with food from not far away. Think of Travis as a culinary cartographer, mapping the source and heritage of… Continue reading

B+D 9: Feast RVA

  Josh Epperson and Johnny Hugel are busy supporting you. You had this great creative idea, you thought it could benefit others, but couldn’t fund it yourself. So you went to dinner with… Continue reading

B+D 9: Classical Revolution RVA

In a town known for its soul, jazz, pop, and monster metal acts, Classical Revolution RVA adds brilliantly to the musical mayhem. Director Ellen Cockerham and nearly 200 trained musicians take it to… Continue reading

B+D8: At work with Hamilton Glass

Just a little shot of art in the making, courtesy of Hamilton Glass. Looking for more Glass-y goodness? Check out this recent interview on WRIR or join about 1900 other smart folks who get regular doses of Ham… Continue reading