News & Updates

22 June, 2017

Barbara Attends Resite 2017 in Prague

Barbara Wilks is currently at the 2017 reSITE conference in Prague, Czech Republic. The...
19 June, 2017

Happy National Pollinator Week!

Happy National Pollinator Week! This week has been designated by the US Department of Agriculture...
13 June, 2017

Anticipation of the opening of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Builds

Today, Bob Buckhorn, the mayor of Tampa, shared a video honoring the park's history and...
12 June, 2017

Plattsburgh, NY Selected as Winner of the $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Plattsburgh, NY was awarded $9.7 million dollars from the NY State Downtown Revitalization...
5 June, 2017

Happy World Environment Day

It's World Environment Day, a day encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our...
26 May, 2017

Julian B. Lane River Center Under Construction

W's river center / boathouse at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa is looking great! The river...
23 May, 2017

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Have Plants or Solar Panels

France just passed a mandate that by law all new buildings built in commercial zones must be...
16 May, 2017

Restaurant Row Kiosks Unveiled at Opening Ceremony Today

This morning, the Times Square Alliance and historic community hosted a celebration of the block...
11 May, 2017

Far Rockaway Streetscape and Woodside Facility Honored with Awards of Excellence!

Two of W's projects, the Downtown Far Rockaway Streetscape and the Woodside Office, Garage,...
1 May, 2017

St. Patrick's Island Listed by CBC News as an Architectural and Urban Design Hotspot

St. Patrick's Island has been identified by Canada's CBC News as one of Calgary's...

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A visitor to a place is a participant in that place. Recognizing this, we believe creating landscapes and architecture that offer unexpected opportunities for access and engagement can elevate the human experience, triggering reflection, awareness, and action on the part of visitors. Well-designed places can result in more sustainable relationships between ourselves, our communities, and the earth.

What We Do

At W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, we create meaningful places where city and nature come together and form new relationships. These new relationships work at multiple scales, connecting communities to one another, people to place, and places to natural systems. We have particular expertise working with urban waterfront sites, transforming neglected, marginal areas into vital places for people to gather and experience a diversity of life.

Our work is evolutionary: our designs are rooted in context, -yet the effect can be catalytic. Our designs unlock potential for positive change and healthier, resilient communities. We grow places by examining the forces that exist at a site, creating new relationships that encompass physical, social, temporal, and political realms.

Who We Are

Barbara Wilks founded W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1999. With an international team of urban designers, architects, and landscape architects, we are able to bring an unusual breadth of capabilities to every job. With this professional diversity, we have an innately holistic approach to work, generating solutions that simultaneously solve challenges of scale, scope, and budget. Based in New York City, our award-winning projects are found throughout the world.