You are here

Fort James Corporation Office Building

-A A +A
1992, Bond Comet Westmoreland. 120 Tredegar St.

Originally the James River Corporation built this structure as the flagship of its corporate campus in a parklike setting, wedged between the James River rapids and the canal bed at the foot of a steep cliff behind Hollywood Cemetery. In creating new office space on a challenging site, the architect designed a contemporary, highly contextual four-story building of 50,000 square feet directly on the site of an old city pumping station, which dated from 1832. Generous window openings and a series of balconies overlooking the rushing water make the experience from inside the building not unlike being aboard a riverboat.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Fort James Corporation Office Building", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 208-208.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.