Project: No 1 Pear St

Principle Designer: Peter Culley


Stacey Farinholt
James Hill
Amrit Singh
Andrew Montgomery
Matt Wagner
Wassem Hawary

John Semmelhack - Think Little

Client: David and Jean White

Status: planning


This 16 story residential tower is designed to Passive House standards, so being the first multi residential unit block of its type in North America.

The form is organized to take advantage of the views towards the historic bend in the James river, that looks so similar to the Thames at Richmond Hill in London, and hence named the city back in 1737.

The scheme has 35 units of various sizes and views over 13 floors, with a roof top garden and pool. Hidden in the slope of the hill are 3 levels of parking and a triple height entrance lobby looking down the axis of Cary St.

See also:

Pear St Landscape Plan

  • 1/ Terracing roof gardens

  • 1/ From north

  • 1/ study models

  • 1/ shadow study 21 June sunset

  • 1/ shadow study 21 December sunset

  • 1/ Site Plan

  • 1/ Site Plan zoom in

  • 1/ View from Cary St

  • 1/ View from Libby Terrace