Join us on Wednesday, March 27th for a tour of the Norfolk State University Innovation Center on Main Street. Located in the heart of Norfolk’s business district, the center was created in partnership between the Norfolk State University Research & Innovation Foundation and the City of Norfolk to create a space to better connect students, faculty, and alumni with the greater business community. Because there is no defined end user, the Center is a model for flexibility and serve many purposes. It includes small and large conference areas that can be reconfigured many different ways. The space also includes individual break-out spaces and collaborative work areas, informal sitting and lounge areas, a catering kitchen/break room and four touch-down office spaces. Work Program Architects and Norfolk State University will be speaking about the center.
A special thank you to Work Program Architects for sponsoring!
As always, Commercial Coffee is free-of-charge so please click the “Register Now” link to confirm your attendance.
Paid parking at Commercial Place Garage or on-street metered parking are available.
Virginian-Pilot article By Briana Adhikusuma, Staff Writer
Last Friday was an incredible day for WPA and our NSU family. We met so many wonderful alumni who came to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall. We were lucky to meet the daughter and granddaughter of Dr. Brown who came to dedicate the new 154,000 Classroom and Performing Arts Building. Thank you to Norfolk State University. Our whole team was honored to work for you and with you on this project.
The new Brown Hall theater walls are beginning to take shape. See these cool drone photos shot by SB Balllard’s team.
The first concrete pour for the foundation starts Sunday!
WPA is proud to promote a public interest design project by our very own Jeremy Maloney. Recently it was featured on Architecture Served and Inspiration Is which showcase work from leading creatives on Behance. The Grow Dat Youth Farm was the result of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tulane University with the design and construction lead by the Tulane City Center. A team of Tulane Architecture students worked collaboratively on the 4 acre site plan, landscape architecture, and the architecture that supports the Grow Dat’s agricultural and educational programming.
Grow Dat Youth Farm is located in New Orleans’ City Park. Their mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. They work collaboratively to produce healthy food for the local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social, and environmental change in their own communities.
We’ve enjoyed this collaboration for the completion of Grand Central Eatery with MK Catering, CJW Contractors, and staff at The Community College of Baltimore County’s Owings Mills campus, and now looking forward to grabbing a cup of coffee and delicious treat.
WPA has worked with NSU stakeholders and our partners at SWAY and Acorn Sign Graphics to design a new sign family to kick off the Norfolk State University Wayfinding Program. The goals of the Wayfinding Program are to make the University more welcoming, accessible and navigable, to provide information clearly and consistently, to clean up existing sign clutter, and to enhance the appearance of the campus. It will reinforce the NSU Master Plan’s goals of promoting a healthy residential college campus with a focus on the pedestrian experience.
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.