World Architecture Festival Awards
AMSTERDAM   December 2019   Richmond BridgePark

Spatial Affairs’ Richmond BridgePark project was shortlisted for the ‘Future Project: Infrastructure’ category in the 2019 World Architecture Festival.

Peter Culley presented the project to a jury of 4. The project section was won by WilkinsonEyre, Morphosis for a project in Shenzen, China. Other shortlisted entrants included Grimshaw, Perkins + Will and White Arkitekter.

Follow this link for the shortlist in this category.
Follow this link for more detail on the project.




LA: CURRENTS Triennial ‘Art and Food’  Grant from Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to Construct and Stage Events
LOS ANGELES   October 2019   S/H/O/O/K The Edible Earthquake   for Los Angeles Eats Itself Tony Banuelos Peter Culley Jason Keller

the Disaster Relief Food Pantry in its fermenting state at the newly UNESCO designated Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House

S/H/O/O/K The Edible Earthquake selected by LADCA for inclusion in LA:Currents Food and Art Triennial.
For more details on this project, click here
For the Los Angeles Eats Itself page click here




Best of Richmond, Landscape Architect of the Year 2019

Richmond BridgePark concept sketch. Peter Culley / Jessie Gemmer

Spatial Affairs Bureau has been selected for the 2019 Best of Richmond Award in the Landscape Architect category by the Richmond Award Program.





Chicago Atheneum International Award
ATHENS, GREECE   August 2019   Crosstown Concourse (LRK with Spatial Affairs Bureau and Dialog Design)

Peter Culley with (l) Chicago Atheneum Museum and European Centre for Architecure, Art and Urban Design president, Christina K. Narkiewicz

The Chicago Atheneum Museum of Art and Architecture is widely regarded as running one of the most prestigious US and international awards programs.
For the link to our Crosstown Concourse page click here




AIA National Award Best Building
LAS VEGAS   June 2019   Crosstown Concourse (LRK with Spatial Affairs Bureau and Dialog Design)

image of the new south plaza and main entrance by Spatial Affairs Bureau as part of the 2012 concept study

Crosstown Concourse received one of only 9 national US AIA building prizes. Spatial Affairs Bureau completed the original concept study for the building in 2012 and went on to support LRK in the larger implementation along with Dialog Design.
For the link to our Crosstown Concourse page click here




2019 Vision in Design Award   Virginia By Design
RICHMOND VA   May 2019   Peter Culley

(l) Peter Culley by Richard Schulmann (r) Manon Loustaunau, Peter Culley, Penelope C. Fletcher - Executive Director Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

Peter Culley was the recipient of this annual design visionary award for an individual contributing outstanding design vision within the state of Virginia and beyond. The jury said:

“While recognizing the overall design vision that Culley brings to all of his work, the jury particularly recognized his visionary work in Virginia. The proposed BridgePark project offers an inspiring vision for the City of Richmond….  The jury noted your work both actual and potential work planned but still to be fulfilled.  They also applauded your work with elementary and high schools in various locations, using live projects as a starting point to prompt our younger citizens to imagine how they could become future decision makers to shape our environment within an increasingly complex set of challenges.”

For a link to the Branch Museum’s summary of the award, please click here
Click here for our Peter Culley bio.




Architecture Review Future Projects Award
CANNES   March 2019   Richmond BridgePark

Peter Culley collected the commended award for the Richmond BridgePark project as part of the international annual property fair, MIPIM. The project was featured in the AR’s commemorative issue.
Follow this link for more detail on the project.




Architectural Review Old Into New Shortlist
2017   Crosstown Concourse (LRK with Spatial Affairs Bureau and Dialog Design)

The massive Memphis Crosstown Concourse project was officially opened to the public in August 2017.

Follow this link to Spatial Affairs’ Idea Study that was a first step in setting the conceptual framework for the project. Memphis-based practice LRK in association with Dialog, Spatial Affairs Bureau and Hood Design Studio brought the project to fruition.

Follow this link to the AR webpage about the shortlist.
Follow this link to see our project for founding tenant Crosstown Arts and this one for the building’s new theater, also in conjunction with LRK.





AIA Honor Award for Excellency in Contextual Design
VIRGINIA   2014   Round Hill Pavilions

Round Hill Pavilions
‘This is a marvelous project!’ – Helene Combs Dreiling, National President AIA 2014.
The AIA wrote: “Reflects the agrarian sensibility and arrangement of a family farm without resorting to pastiche”
For more detail about this project, follow this link





Juror’s Award, People’s Choice Award, Best in Show, Inlight
RICHMOND VA   September 2008

For more details about this installation project, where we formed a full scale drawing of a Richmond row house from the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood entirely out of light, follow this link