Work Program Architects


Norfolk, Virginia


5,400 square feet

Completion Date

Fall 2021

  • Winner of ASID/IIDA Interior Design Excellence Award 2022 — Corporate Under 35,000 SF — WPA Studio with Architecture and Interiors by WPA — Honorable Mention
  • Winner of HRACRE 2022 Excellence in Development Design — Award of Excellence — Best Interior


Work Program Architects emerged from a year and a half of pandemic-induced “work-from-home” regimen into a bright new office within the new creative campus of Assembly at 400 Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk. WPA designed the renovation of the entire building, now hosting a variety of tenants.

The firm’s 5,400 s.f. space on the 3rd floor reflects the firm’s core values of collaboration, community focus, transparency, and process. The contemporary build-out is open, informal, comfortable, and adaptable with sit-to-stand workstations, long, communal tables, multiple surfaces for displaying process sketches, flexible furnishings, a lounge an open kitchen, reception area and materials library. Every detail, including custom-designed coat racks, is carefully considered. The Resource Gallery provides a “blank canvas” inspired space with the functionality of a material and maker lab. In this space, the design team will test concepts, study materials, and bring projects to life! Three quiet rooms flank this space to support wellness, virtual meetings, heads down work, and other work-life balance needs.

Employees have the option to continue working from home several days a week, while gathering in the new offices for collaboration and group work.