APPROVED! The PLOT. A Place for many stories.

The PLOT:  final approval GRANTED by Norfolk Planning Commission.  Work Program Architects has taken a leadership role in the design and promotion process for this exciting pro bono project being championed by the Downtown Norfolk Council. Thom will be the speaker for their monthly member meeting in the large auditorium at Nauticus, next Wednesday morning, February 1st at 8am. Information can be found here. Please attend if you have interest in the project or would like to lend a helping hand.

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The Granby Fork

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We recently completed installing our public art bike rack, The Granby Fork, at the newly renovated Flatiron park on Granby Street. The nearly 13-foot tall fork sculpture welcomes visitors to downtown Norfolk’s dining district and the 18-foot long noodle gives those riding in from outlying areas a place to secure their bikes. The fork is comprised of laser cut and bent steel plates while the noodle is made from hand-formed and welded steel strips.

The Granby Fork bike rack








Detail of the Fork and Fettuccini

Public Art Bike Racks

The Downtown Norfolk Council commissioned various artists of Norfolk to install five artful, yet functional bike racks in downtown Norfolk.


Thom of WPA worked with Peter Johnston of 5forty Design inc. and won the commission from DNC to design and create “The Fork” and “The Buoy.”

“The Fork” Flat Iron Park


“The Buoy” Townebank Fountain Park

Media Coverage:

WAVY 10 (video)

WVEC 13 (video)

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