We are located in downtown Charlottesville, near the intersection of Park and High Streets.
Formwork Architecture llc
620 Farish St., Studio B
Charlottesville, VA 22902
We find the elevation of “green design” as a special subset of architecture a distraction. For in addition to sustainable and efficient, our work also needs to be beautiful, comfortable, affordable and well-organized.
So, don’t look for an "eco" logo on our drawings or web site. That’s not to say it’s easy being green. It takes enthusiasm, a lot of research and a will to look past the most obvious ways of building to reduce the environmental footprint of modern construction. We work with LEED Accredited designers to guide this work, and are happy to see our buildings sit more lightly on their foundations every year.
Cecilia Hernandez Nichols
Cecilia is a principal of the firm, focusing on private residential work, and interior design for hospitality clients. Cecilia earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1994 and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Previously she had been a principal of Design Associates Miami and Assembly, a design-build practice in Berkeley, California. Cecilia frequently teaches at the University of Virginia School of Architecture as an adjunct faculty member.
Robert Nichols is a principal of the firm, focusing on multi-residential and hospitality projects. He is also responsible for integration and coordination of all technical systems. Robert earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1995 and a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1986. He is a regular member of architectural juries at the University of Virginia.
Andrew Brown joined the practice in 2013 as an intern architect. Andrew earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2013, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2010.