Inspired 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.
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.
Duck Donuts is finally open on Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach. Approximately 3,000 square feet, the single-story, two-suite building houses the first Virginia franchise of the wildly popular Duck Donuts. The building features a drive thru, large glass storefronts, and a contemporary exterior clad in brick and fiber cement panels. WPA with Homeland Construction collaborated with GET Solutions ,McPherson Design Group and WPL in this exciting design-build project. Come see the new building and enjoy some delicious donuts.
WPA is teamed with Within Interior Design on the renovation of the interior of Chartway Federal Credit Union’s new headquarters. W.M. Jordan has been selected as the General Contractor, and work has begun on the 4th floor executive suite.
Construction is nearing completion for this 4,700 SF warehouse renovation in the Berkley area of Norfolk. WPA has been working hand-in-hand with PG Harris and Space Design Group to design the renovation to this old pickle plant from the late 1800’s.
On a stretch of Virginia Beach Blvd. spotted with car dealerships and office/retail strip malls near the Kings Grant neighborhood, this new commercial duplex began construction in late October. Approximately 3,000 square feet, the single-story, two-suite building will house the first Virginia franchise of the wildly popular Duck Donuts. The building features a drive thru for Duck Donuts, large glass storefronts, and a contemporary exterior clad in brick and fiber cement panels. WPA with Homeland Construction are collaborating with GET Solutions ,McPherson Design Group and WPL in this exciting design-build project. Construction is expected to be completed in January.
Duck Donuts is located at 3030 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach.
WPA’s sign for Satya Yoga was installed this week. We’re very proud of this sign and especially of the way that the stainless steel and teak wood blend in with Historic Freemason. The laser-cut stainless bracket spells out “Satya” in Sanskrit and is designed to be reminiscent of the Victorian brackets found on nearby buildings. The teak wood will naturally age to a dignified gray in time.