WPA would like to say congratulations to our friends at New Earth Farm in Virginia Beach on their feature story ‘A Sustainable Life’ in Distinction magazine. We are excited to be working with them again on their latest hyperlocal venture: Commune Crepes.
We are very excited for our friend Kevin Jamison and his new restaurant in development, Commune Crepes. We know from our experience working with him on the Teaching Pavilion at New Earth Farm that the restaurant will be a powerful example of sustainability on multiple levels: food, design, and community.
Construction of the Greenhouse at Norfolk State University is moving quickly. The aluminum framing has just been completed and glass installation is about to begin. These progress photos were snapped this morning…
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Norfolk State University will be building a 1500 square foot greenhouse on campus. WPA is teaming up with Rough Brothers to design and build this sustainable structure. The greenhouse will be in a courtyard with directed paths for students to engage and explore the local plant life. We’ve found some great precedent images and are really excited to work alongside of Rough Bros!
This progressive new education center, reminiscent of a common shed, will inform the public on both organic and sustainable methods of agriculture. Located in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, VA, it is the result of a partnership between Community Development International and New Earth Farm, with pro bono help from Mark Schmidt and WPA. It features a seed-starting greenhouse, an open-air classroom, a built-in storage shed, a built-in pergola, and a rooftop garden that will grab the attention of passersby on the main road. These features will work together to form a simple and cohesive structure that is both functional and attractive.
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