Hippodrome and Taylor Mansion

Richmond, VA


BAM Architects



Before the restoration

Built in 1904, the Hippodrome Theater (the Hipp) hosted legendary performances and musical greats.  Set in the Jackson Ward Historic District, the theater and adjacent Taylor Mansion stood abandoned for many years.  In the early 2000s, SGH developed a structural stabilization program for Taylor Mansion, which was in such disrepair that portions of the building had started to collapse.  In 2008, SGH provided structural engineering services to renovate the Hippodrome and Taylor Mansion, and to design a new residential building to complement the neighborhood.