Chris Riddick, a 1997 Graduate of the VPI School of Architecture, is an associate AIA member and residential home designer. He and his wife reside in what was his grandparent’s waterfront home, near Saluda. As a result of Hurricane Isabel, Chris and his wife began a renovation and addition process, based on Chris’ own design, which resulted in doubling the size of the home, while maintaining harmony with the surrounding water and landscape. Although he has lived in Richmond much of his life, his family roots lead back to Middlesex County.
From his Virginia Street office in the old Taylor Hardware Building, he graciously sat down with me and discussed his own design philosophy regarding his role in the home design process. He is a House & Home advertiser and specializes in designing new homes, additions, remodeling, and kitchens with an emphasis on sustainable accessible design.
Chris was instrumental in the renovation of the Taylor Building in Urbanna, which now houses a wonderful coffee shop, numerous small businesses and micro-enterprise offices. Having been in the grand old building years ago, I was delighted to see the amazing interior renovations and how much space they were able to utilize.