Our Mission

Our mission is to present The Branch House as the one place in Virginia where everyone can begin exploring design for the public good.  We strive to inspire our guests to discover and embrace their role in advancing design for the public good — design that creates connections, improves lives,
strengthens communities, and transforms the world we share for the better.

Our Vision

Our vision is that with every visit, our guests leave with the inspiration, tools, and desire to advance design for the public good.

Contact Us

The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design

2501 Monument Ave

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 655-6055



Penelope C. Fletcher, Executive Director

John Christiansen, Director of Operations

Heather Ernst, Development and Events Manager

Malia Bates, Museum Assistant

Elena Gavrilovic, Development and Finance Assistant

All other inquiries can be directed to our Front Desk 

Board of Trustees

Robert A. Steele, FAIA, Chair 

John H. Crouse, AIA, LEED BD+C, Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair 

Patteson (Pat) Branch III

Sally Brown, Secretary

Walter M. Dotts, Trustee

Penelope C. Fletcher, Executive Director

Samuel W. Daniel, Ex Officio Trustee

Trustee Login

Advisory Council

Samuel W. Daniel, Chair

Maurice Beane

Jack Berry

Robert A. Boynton, FAIA

Laura Cameron

Stephen A. (Kip) Caudle

John A. Crouse

Stephen (Steve) Coor, Hon. AIAVA

John Crouse, AIA

Penelope C. Fletcher

Meril Gerstenmaier

Kathleen S. Kilpatrick

Jerome Legions

Thomas A. Lisk, Esq.

Calder Loth

Jacquelyn Pogue

Susan Reed, AIA, NCARB

Joseph H. Seipel

Edwin Slipek

Julie Weissend

Dale Wheary

Joseph F. Yates

Bucci Zeugner

Some images on our website generously provided by Sarah Catherine at S Catherine photography

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