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Modern Richmond Week - HandCraft Building

  • Handcraft Building 1501 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA, 23230 United States (map)
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As part of Modern Richmond Week, Modern Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Development Community (RDC) on a tour of the recently renovated HandCraft Company building in Scott’s Addition.

The Binswanger Glass Company factory at 3300 West Leigh Street (alternate 1501 Roseneath Road) is a good example of Moderne-style architecture in Richmond. Binswanger & Company was founded in Richmond in 1879 by Samuel J. Binswanger. The company began as a builders' and painters' supplier and also carried a large stock of window glass, of which they were the distributors for the largest manufacturer in the world (1893) called Chambers & McKee Glass CompanyW After Samuel Binswanger's death in 1896, his sons took over the company. By World War II, the company was also operating in the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Texas.- The factory was later sold to the Hand Craft Company and was used as their corporate headquarters and storage facility. Today the Binswanger Glass Company has over 150 stores in twenty-two states, is one of the leading installers of glass and glass-related products in the nation, and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.


The building has been expanded to a footprint of +/- 90,000 SF. (Added a mezzanine) 

Current Tenants

EvaTran (Corporate HQ / R&D / Manufacturing)
Architecture / Interiors (510_Architects)
Furnishings (Flourish Design)

The Fahrenheit Group (Corporate HQ)
Interior Design (SMBW Architects)

510 Architects (Corporate HQ)
Architecture / interiors (510_Architects)

Vasen Brewing
Interior Design (Baskervill)
Shell Architecture (510_Architects) 

Hazen and Sawyer (Richmond Office)
Architecture / Interiors (510_Architects)

Under Construction

Stellas Market

Available / Under LOI
• 13K SF
Building Upgrades
• All new plumbing / elec / hvac
• new windows throughout
• elevator
• patios / ada upgrades
Current Renovation (Design 510 Architects) 

To convert an office / manufacturing facility into a mixed use project.

• Keep true to the original design / design principals as possible.
• Make the facility more energy efficient
• Engage the street / promote foot traffic and enhance the streetscape

EvaTran, The Fahrenheit Group, 510 Architects, Vasen Brewing, Hazen and Sawyer, Habitus, Kristin Clennan Design, Arias design + Build Studio, Ceramic Technics and the upcoming Stella’s Market location.

510 Architects was the architect for the project and had the goals of keeping true to the original design, making the facility more energy efficient and engaging the street and promotion pedestrian activity.

No tickets required to attend.

5:30-7:30pm – Networking and self-guided tour of the tenant spaces in the building

6:15pm - Remarks by 510 Architects, Modern Richmond, Richmond Development Community and Vasen Brewing at Vasen located at 3331 W Moore Street Richmond, VA 23230. Tours of the brewery will be available.