Gateway Plaza

2016 | Commercial Buildings | Excellence In Design – Architecture | National Award of Merit

Design-Build Team Summary

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

Without the responsiveness of design-build project delivery, maintaining schedule and meeting an immovable move-in date while accommodating multiple design iterations would have been impossible.


Developed by CRG, designed by Forum Studio and built by Clayco, Gateway Plaza represents a custom design solution to become the headquarters for one of America’s top law firms. Located in Richmond, Virginia, it sets a new standard for office construction, accommodating multiple tenancies, with retail space and parking on lower levels. The 538,000-square-foot 18-story Class A Office building includes floor-to-ceiling glass, uncompromised design and quality and a LEED® Gold certification.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: McGuireWoods LLP
Design-Builder: Clayco, Inc.
Architect: Forum Studio
Engineers: Timmons Group, Uzun & Case
Specialty Contractors: Mickett/Stackhouse Studios
Other Team Members: Amteck, LLC, Concrete Strategies, Permasteelisa North America
Duration of Construction: 23 months
Project Cost: $120,000,000