We are delighted to announce our expansion on the east coast through a new office location, over a quarter of a century in business, and 3 new AIA Design awards.
Capturing our new AIA Design awards across 3 different chapters is the adaptive reuse of the historic Monticello Dairy. The revival of a community landmark, located in the 10th & Page neighborhood of Charlottesville, VA, traces its roots back to 1912 when the Monticello Ice Cream Company began as a one-room ice cream business that grew into a renowned dairy business that supported generations of local dairy farmers and provided Charlottesville residents with milk, butter, ice cream, and other dairy products for over 70 years. The Monticello Dairy was an iconic community gathering space – popular for its ice cream parlor, event space, and festive holiday displays. Today, the reimagined Monticello Dairy, now named Dairy Market, includes a Food Hall, Class A office building addition, and functions as an inclusive community resource that champions local, small business entrepreneurs.
“My daughter is my general manager, a leader and entrepreneur; she is walking in my footsteps”- Merchant Angelic Jenkins of Angelic’s Kitchen
The project stands to be an accessible, community-oriented, and socially equitable project designed for small businesses and minority entrepreneurs involved with the Virginia farm-to-table culinary industry, Virginia tourism industry, and Charlottesville’s commercial business industry. Of the 18 businesses within the Food Hall, 22% are women-owned and 33% are minority-owned. This people-centered development provides an economic base comprised of a diverse mix of businesses that are part of the Charlottesville hospitality and tourism industry. The project’s greater reach will offer the next generation of small business owners a location to hone their skills in managing and owning a small business. This development demonstrates how the reuse of historic structures contributes to the social, economic, and environmental value of our neighborhoods and cities.
To hear more about the project, read our INFORM Magazine feature here.
CQA has also expanded by opening of a new office in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The new location sits on The Square at the corner of Tryon and Trade streets, which is considered Charlotte’s center.
The Charlotte region’s growth has greatly accelerated in the past decade, and Cunningham Quill is poised to be a part of this growth by approaching projects with rigor, problem-solving skills and a proven ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders. We look forward to bringing the collaborative process that has made our firm so successful in the past 25 years to the Charlotte region.
Cunningham Quill is proud to end the year with the promotions of Madeline Stokoe, AIA, to Associate; Anton Markin, AIA to Senior Associate; Angie Yu, AIA, and Phoebe Larson, AIA, LEED-AP, to Associate Principal. John Michael Day, AIA, LEED-AP BD+C, and David Coxson AIA, NCARB have been named Principal. We celebrate their dedication and commitment to enhancing the communities in which they live.
As 2022 wraps up, we are thankful to have bettered our communities through design excellence and to fulfill a greater purpose in those environments. We look forward to further delivering architecture that enhances its sense of place.
2022 | AIA NOVA Chapter Award in Historic Architecture
2022 | AIA Charlotte Chapter Award in Adaptive Reuse/Preservation
2022 | AIA Central Virginia Chapter Award in Contextual Design