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Team including WPA wins 2020 HRACRE Merit Award

The team of Work Program Architects, Yard & Company, WPL, CVB SGA Office, Team Better Block and Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates won a 2020 HRACRE Merit Award for Best Master Planned Project for the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan in Virginia Beach.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 HRACRE Design Awards Recipients!

View the virtual awards presentation here, and look for the WPA team around the 19:13 mark.

Click here to view the pdf of the Resort Area Strategic Action Plan.

Chrysler Museum of Art Public Sculpture

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

  • What do you hope people will take away from this work?

“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 Next Wave Campaign with The Elizabeth River Project

The Elizabeth River Project is taking up position on the frontlines of the international quest to combat impacts of sea level rise on urban waterfront communities. WPA is proud to be designing the first facility on the East Coast intentionally to be constructed as a resilience model in the urban flood plain.

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208 E. Plume Street
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 227-5310
© 2021 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital