JT’s Camp Grom

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Work Program Architects is proud and honored to be a part of JT’s Camp Grom team helping to bring this camp to life. Camp Grom is located in the City of Virginia Beach on a 70-acre parcel of land on Prosperity Road. The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation envisioned a place where wounded veterans and their families – and kids with all types of disabilities and their families – could have fun, heal and enjoy outdoor activities: a day camp fully accessible to those in wheelchairs. The camp will include a Welcome Center, Wellness Center, Amphitheater, Cafeteria and Tiki Café, Lake with fishing pier, Adventure Ropes Course, Aquatic Center which will include a Splash Park and a Flowrider – surfing/body boarding feature. Clark Nexsen and WPL completed the master-planning and bridging documents. Ross Vierra, of Axis Global Enterprises, will be leading the entire team of architects, engineers, and contractors.

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St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

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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Sol’s Partners to develop site to house Making Space, Inc.

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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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Smithfield Foods Parking Structure

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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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AIAHR First Young Architects Forum (YAF) – Social Event

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Following the AIAHR Hardhat Tour at NSU, the first Young Architects Forum (YAF) social event in Hampton Roads was held in our office. Congratulations to the steering committee led by Corrie Machado of PF&A Design for a successful night with an impressive turnout. The purpose of YAF is to be the voice of recently licensed (up to ten years) Architects and architectural interns and to be a catalyst for progress and action within the AIA. It promotes leadership, mentorship, and fellowship for the future of the profession. WPA is proud to be a supporter of this vital organization, and we’re excited to see it be getting off the ground.YAF-wpa-01YAF-wpa-02

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Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 227-5310
© 2020 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital