Mining For Creative Gold

Mining For Creative Gold

Gather Midlothian

Extending its footprint beyond Richmond-proper to capture the city’s suburban remote workforce, Gather’s 26,000-SF Midlothian location serves as a collaborative hub that highlights local history while celebrating the coworking community’s mission to position local entrepreneurs for success.

Sourcing inspiration from the nearby Midlothian Mines – one of the country’s first coal mines, turned 44-acre park and landmark – the design fuses the Gather brand and palette with industrial elements for a modern interpretation of local history. The mining motif is introduced at reception with a custom-built terrazzo desk and tunnel-inspired mural. More subtle details can be found throughout the office including coal-inspired and vintage metro tiles, lichen carpets, archways, train-inspired booth seating, and lantern lighting.

Unique to Midlothian is the isolation of shared spaces to the ground level, including a guest lounge and leasing office. This set-up provides a convenient space for client-facing meetings, showcasing the energetic hum of the office while designating quiet floors above.

Flexible workstations include a café and bar, train-inspired banquettes, private phone booths, and independent reading nooks. Several large conference rooms are fully integrated with seamless plug-and-play technology.

Seeking to bring the outdoors in, custom garage doors open onto an outdoor patio with park views while southern-facing desks overlook forest for a connection to nature. Soothing wellness rooms offer respite to employees or privacy to new mothers.

Coworking options accommodate all tenant types with offices that vary in shape and size, allowing tenants to grow comfortably within their Midlothian location. Found on levels two and three, coworking spaces are distinguished by color, custom graphics, and wayfinding.

Named after gemstones, the conference rooms feature custom wall graphics like macro photographs of stones, shimmering geometric wallpaper, and abstract jewel paintings by a local artist.


313 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA




Signage + Graphic Design / FF&E: Campfire & Co.
General Contractor: EDC
MEP Engineer: CMTA, Inc.
Architect: Peretz & Young
Lighting Design: Old Dominion Lighting Associates
Floor Manufacturing: Interface and Mohawk
Wallcovering Manufacturing: Maharam
Muralist: Lucky Signs, Sarah Apple
Custom Furniture: IronOak, Karl Harkness
Artwork: Thicket Design, Figure Form
Custom Furniture: Ufab
Signage / Graphic Design: Cut Cut Creative
Photographer: Mindie Ballard, Ansel Olson




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