by W-Architecture | Posted 01/30/2015 2:27 PM
Local St. Petersburg resident, Gary Harrington, wrote a letter to the editor of the Tampa Bay Times titled Best of Both Worlds supporting W's Blue Pier concept. Mr. Harrington wrote, "As a longtime visitor to Weedon Island Preserve, I am instantly a fan of the 'Blue Pier' concept of urban lagoons on existing land.Those who visit Weedon enjoy the quiet splendor and natural gifts of a pristine estuary so close to our city...Imagine a quiet Sunday morning kayak paddle among mangroves and critters - a stone's throw from our beautiful skyline and amenities of Beach Drive." Read the entire letter here. Thank you for the support, Mr. Harrington!
by W-Architecture | Posted 01/26/2015 8:09 AM
W's Blue Pier proposal for the St. Petersburg Pier has been chosen to advance to the next round of competition. Seven teams will advance to the next round to compete to re-envision the pier. W's Blue Pier transforms the entire pier into a lagoon park that can serve as a marine education center. There will be observation points along the pier approach, from the sloping lawn, and canopy at the pier head. Read the press release in the Tampa Bay Times here.
by W-Architecture | Posted 01/19/2015 9:15 AM
The proposals from the eight finalists for the new St. Petersburg Pier can be found here. W's vision for the "Blue Pier" lagoon park is a grand civic gesture bringing the pier, bay and natural landscape closer to the city. The Blue Pier is a unifying element uniting the Bay with the city along a new axis of recreational and economic activity. The Tampa Bay Times unveiled the eight proposals here. Rank your favorite proposals by following the link at the top of the article.
by W-Architecture | Posted 01/14/2015 9:20 AM
The Rutgers Business School is the winner of the 2014 AIA NJ Award for Architecture! The Business School was designed by TEN Arquitectos and W designed the landscape. The Business School is the threshold to the rest of the Rutgers University campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. The figural gesture of the building bridges 60' above Rockefeller Road, creating a physical gate to the campus while striking a hard line between the rapidly urbanizing campus and nearby nature preserve.
by W-Architecture | Posted 01/05/2015 9:01 AM
West Harlem Piers Park was one of 100 sites selected by the Beverly Willis Foundation for its Built by Women NYC Award! This was a competition to honor women working in architecture, landscape, engineering, and construction by selecting structures and environments around the city that were constructed by women leaders. The purpose of the award was to choose projects that have impacted and improved life in New York City for residents and visitors. Read more about the competition and see the entire list here.
by W-Architecture | Posted 12/15/2014 8:04 AM
Barbara represented W Architecture & Landscape Architecture as an expert at the Rockefeller Foundation Resiliency Summit in Washington DC held on November 17-18. To support eligible applicants for the HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition, The Rockefeller Foundation has initiated a Capacity Building Initiative to provide attendees with information and guidance to jump-start their proposals. This will continue with a series of regional Resilience Academies. We are proud to be a part of this important work in creating more resilient communities.