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WPA teamed up with Blueridge General Contractors for a fun design-build project for the Downtown Norfolk Council. The DNC worked with the City of Norfolk to write guidelines for a pilot parklet program. The WPA/Blueridge Parklet will be built off-site and installed in front of MacArthur square. Once streetscape improvements have been completed for the new Slover Library, the Parklet will move up the street and park in front of 3 Way Café and the WPA studio, providing additional outdoor seating for anyone to use.

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St Gregory Work is progressing on the construction of WPA’s new entry and administrative office suite addition to St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Virginia Beach. The new entrance gives the Administration better visual control over the school entrance for increased safety, and provides a large covered canopy to shade and protect the students as they wait for pick-up.  This Design-Build effort is led by R.D. Lambert & Son.

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WPA was approached by MK Catering to help interpret their vision for the new Grand Central Eatery at The Community College of Baltimore County’s Extension Center  in Owings Mills, MD. Concept design renderings were approved and we are now working with a contractor and team to finalize plans for build-out.

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A photography exhibition by Jenny Hueston

 

Opening Reception: Friday July 11th 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Jenny Hueston’s photographs are a visual record of subcultures and communities, and the surroundings in which they exist. Her work has been recognized by The New Yorker and she travels extensively for her ongoing photography projects. Hueston currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Norfolk Art Creep

Friday July 11th 6:00 to 10:00PM

Facebook Event Page

The Norfolk Art Creep combines a traditional gallery crawl of some of the city’s best contemporary galleries with an art & party shuttle that takes you from gallery to gallery to ensure added safety, convenience, and a continuous evening of culture and fun.

+ GALLERY ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.
+ SHUTTLE PASSES CAN BE PURCHASED AT http://www.eventbrite.com/e/norfolk-art-creep-er-shuttle-pass-tickets-12109358417

COLLECT AN EXCLUSIVE PIN FROM ALL 5 GALLERY SHOWS (including shuttle) AND GET INTO THE AFTER PARTY FOR FREE!

// PARTICIPATING GALLERIES //

+ LORRIE SAUNDER’S ART GALLERY +
+ MAYER FINE ART GALLERY +
+ NOBILE & AMUNDSEN +
+ THE PARLOR ON GRANBY +
+ ALCHEMY NFK CREEP-ER PARTY SHUTTLE +

LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE PASSES AVAILABLE – GET YOURS NOW!

More info at the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

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WPA was hired by Sol’s Partners to develop a site off of Bridge Road in Suffolk.  Sol’s Partners wish to construct a structure to house Making Space, Inc.

Making Space, Inc., will be a small, local business focused on providing a rich mix of services and facilities to local entrepreneurs, established businesses and homeowners. Phase 1 of the project is a structure of approximately 45,000 square feet, of which 37,000 square feet are dedicated to a self-storage facility. Future phases will include garage spaces, collaborative workshops, and offices.

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SCENE13-TEST1-COMPOSITEInspired by the beauty of Grey’s Creek and surrounding Surry County, WPA submitted a proposal for a new environmental center, restaurant, and marina. The design takes advantage of the site’s steep topography and arc-shaped ridge to provide a sweeping unobstructed view of the wetlands and waterway.

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new-plot-01WPA has been hard at work with the Downtown Norfolk Council and teams of volunteers to realize the second manifestation of The PLOT in Norfolk’s Downtown Art and Design District. PLEASE JOIN US!

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 24th, from 4-8 pm will be a PLOT Volunteer Session. There are shipping containers and planter boxes to be painted, a huge community garden to be filled with dirt and plants, a large scale chess board to be established, a stage to be built… and lots more! Come be part of the story.

To keep in the loop on all things PLOT: https://www.facebook.com/ThePlotDowntown

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WPA was hired by Smithfield Foods to study several options for expanding their current parking for the Corporate Campus. Smithfield Foods would like to give back to the Town by creating a wetlands boardwalk and nature trail that forms a connection from the existing docks at the Smithfield Corporate building up to Church Street. The boardwalk would be used as a teaching tool, educating visitors on the plant and animal life that exists in the wetlands, and enjoyed during the 4th of July and other holidays that bring the Smithfield community together on the water. WPA is currently working with the Town of Smithfield and Isle of Wight County, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the Department of Historic Resources to analyze all of the available options. Our consultants are: WPL (Surveying, Civil, and Landscape) WPL, Map Environmental (Environmental issues and agency submittals) Map Environmental, GET Solutions (Geotechnical Engineering) GET. Project is temporarily on hold until Smithfield Food merger is finalized.

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