Our Purpose

Our purpose is 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 Mission

Our mission is to present The Branch House as the one place in Virginia — because of its location and evolving story — where everyone can begin exploring design for the public good.

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.

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,
Walter M. Dotts, Trustee
Penelope C. Fletcher, Executive Director
Samuel W. Daniel, Ex Officio Trustee

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Advisory Council:

Samuel W. Daniel, Chair
Robert A. Boynton, FAIA
Laura B. Cameron
Stephen A. (Kip) Caudle
Stephen (Steve). Coor, Hon. AIAVA, CSI, CMI
John H. Crouse, AIA, LEED BD+C
Meril Gerstenmaier
Kathleen S. Kilpatrick
Thomas A. Lisk
Calder Loth
Jacquelyn Pogue
Susan Reed
Beth Schulhof, CPA
Joe Seipel
Edwin Slipek, Jr.
Julie W. Weissend, LEED AP
Dale Wheary
Joseph F. Yates
Fran Zehmer
Bucci Zeugner


Penelope C. Fletcher,Executive Director

John Christiansen, Director of Operations

Heather Ernst, Special Events Coordinator

Stephanie Burr, Museum Educator

Malia Bates, Museum Assistant

All other inquiries can be directed to our Front Desk 

Images on our home page generously provided by Sarah Catherine at S Catherine photography

CZC Compliance is documented here: Website-Calendar-Events-2020

Contact Us

The Branch Museum of Architecture & Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 655-6055

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