Assembly, WPA, and Grow are making headlines.
Read about WPA and how the company has adapted during this pandemic in this article by Inform Magazine.
Elizabeth River Project’s new Resilience Lab is making headlines.
Construction on Assembly is moving along and continues to gather tenants as opening day grows closer.
The Downtown Norfolk Council (DNC) is offering matching grants of up to $5,000 for local restaurants to assist them in building or improving existing streateries (outdoor dining spaces).
DoorDash is partnering with the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) to bring a $450,000 grant program for Virginia restaurants as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
Construction is complete! A colorful 32-foot sculpture at the corner of Brambleton Avenue and Yarmouth Street, and just across from the York Street light rail stop, will announce Norfolk’s rich art culture, directing attention to the Chrysler Museum of Art and the adjacent NEON Arts District. The location will raise awareness of Norfolk arts to thousands of people passing daily through this busy corridor.
From a conversation with Artist Tommy Fox
“I honestly can’t anticipate what people might take away from the viewing the piece, but generally I hope it makes them happy. I also hope it engages the realization of a middle ground between pure realism (classical statuary) and pure abstraction (rusty steel I-beams welded at right angles). Somewhere between there is a lot of playfulness and room for material exploration. I would like the viewer to simultaneously think, ‘I could have thought of that,’ and ‘I have no idea how they built that thing.’ There is no right or wrong way to engage with it.”
See the blog post written by Thom White on the Chrysler Museum’s Torch: Stories from the Chrysler blog.
The APA (American Planning Association) Virginia Chapter has awarded the Dogwood Award — Virginia’s Citizen Planners of the Year to the Olde Huntersville Community.
WPA is excited to announce Mel will be receiving the Award for Distinguished Achievement from AIA Virginia, along with Al Cox, FAIA and Christopher Gordon, AIA.