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RICHMOND, Va. — The City of Richmond has chosen SmithGroupJJR to develop the Lumpkin’s Jail site in Shockoe Bottom.

“The team led by SmithGroupJJR has a depth of experience in museum organization and development, museum building design, archaeology, historic preservation, landscape architecture, exhibit design and community engagement…you name it, they’ve got it,” Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones said. “SmithGroupJJR was recognized just a few weeks ago as an integral member of the design team of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which just opened in Washington, DC. Their accomplishments have been recognized both inside and outside of the United States.”

Lumpkin’s Jail was a slave-trading complex from the 1830s until the end of the Civil War.

“We are humbled to be selected to explore and foster the definition of this significant and meaningful project,” Hal Davis, with SmithGroupJJR, said.

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