WPA Studio + Gallery


Work Program Architects


Norfolk, Virginia


3,000 square feet

Completion Date:

July 2014


Project Description

WPA’s commitment to the arts begins at home, with a small art gallery contiguous with the firm’s office space. From July 2013 to March 2015, Nobile & Amundsen hosted six showcases for artists from around the world working in a variety of media. Since March 2015, the gallery has continued to show both regional and international artists, with pop-up shows curated by Cindy Mackey and Deborah Marquardt as well as Lorrie Saunders of popblossom. In conjunction with the Glass Arts Society conference hosted by The Chrysler Museum, the WPA Gallery will exhibit the immersive installation of Ben Wright. Features of the gallery include a “white cube”-type configuration with a glass storefront along one entire side of the space, museum-quality lighting by ERCO, power and data on the walls and in floor boxes to accommodate multimedia installations, and dedicated heating and cooling.