National Desert Storm Memorial awarded site on National Mall 

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Click on the image to take you to the article at The Washington Post

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts recently gave site selection approval for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington D.C.. The site is located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Institute of Peace, adjacent to the future location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center.

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OLIN integrated the memorial into the site, including a future Army Corp of Engineers levee that will reduce flooding in this area of the mall. The memorial is well integrated into cultural landscape of the National Mall allowing for informal recreation to take place on site while preserving long views. The design fosters strong connections to other memorials on the Mall and strengthens the procession of culturally significant spaces along Constitution Avenue towards the Potomac River.

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Alderman Library Renovation moves forward at the University of Virginia

Plans for the Alderman Library developed by HBRA Architects and OLIN were presented to the UVA Board of Visitors last week.  The design transforms a sunken windowless 1960's addition into a welcoming new entrance to the Library and a new gateway to the University along University Avenue. Click the here information for more information.

 Image: HBRA Architects

Image: HBRA Architects

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Pennovation wins AIA PHL Merit Award

 Pennovation Center has recently been awarded an Merit Award by AIA Philadelphia - click the image above for the full list of winners. Congratilations to  HWKN  and  KSS  Architects  Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Pennovation while at Land Collective

Pennovation Center has recently been awarded an Merit Award by AIA Philadelphia - click the image above for the full list of winners. Congratilations to HWKN and KSS Architects

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Pennovation while at Land Collective

University of Arkansas Residences to be Built out of Wood

The Stadium Drive Residential Hall Community was recently featured on Arkansas Online. Click the image above to read more about the integration of Advanced Timber Techonology into the project.

The Stadium Drive Residential Hall Community transforms what was a 5-acre parking lot into a vibrant new residence and outdoor living space for students and visitors to enjoy. The University of Arkansas selected OLIN, in collaboration with Leers Weinzapfel, Mackey Mitchell & Modus Studio, to transform this new part of the campus into a destination for student residential life. The site design integrates the new residential dorms into steep terrain while untangling access to a series of disconnected buildings, service areas, and the arena. The project utilizes the natural topography of the site to separate service areas from pedestrian gathering spaces which allows mechanical and utilities to be hidden out of view. The design provides a cohesive landscape typology that links the dorms to the central campus and emulates the landscape ecology of the native Ozark Plateau of Northwest Arkansas.

The site design intricately weaves sinuous pathways between existing stands of mature oak trees to provide much needed shade for the new residents to enjoy warmer months outdoors. Undulating landforms, rock outcroppings and drifts of native planting extend the vernacular of the Oak Ridge Trail down into the project area, creating comfortable places for people. Stormwater infiltration is carefully integrated into the grading and captures runoff from paved areas and buildings.

The design for new residential community provides a cascading series of outdoor spaces that provide students and visitors with different opportunities to engage and gather.  Stepped seating areas allow for community events in the Central Plaza while more intimate spaces encourage thoughtful study outdoors. The site design incorporates outdoor WiFi and strategically placed power sources for convenient studying opportunities.

Will is the Lead Designer and Project Manager for the Stadium Drive Residence Halls at OLIN.

Client | The University of Arkansas

Design Architect | Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Interior Architect I Mackey Mitchell Associates

Architect of Record | MODUS Studio

Landscape Architecture & Urban Design | OLIN

Civil Engineering | DCI

Lighting Design | Randy Burkett

Green Roof Consultant | OMNI Ecosystems

 

Cummins Distribution HQ wins Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Monumental Award

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Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters while at Land Collective

Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters featured on Dezeen

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Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters while at Land Collective

Will to Speak at Virginia Tech on September 8th

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The Hills at Vallco shortlisted for World Architecture Festival Awards

 Image Credit: Rafael Vinoly Associates

Image Credit: Rafael Vinoly Associates

The Hills at Vallco was nominated for World Architecture Festival Award in the Future Master Planning Category. The award finalists will present their projects to judges at the festival in Berlin, Germany on 15-17 November; winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the last evening of the event. More information on the awards here.

Will is the Project Manager for the Hills at Vallco at OLIN.

Mill River Park revitalization spurs business at neighboring establishments

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Cummins Global Distribution HQ Featured in Architectural Record

 Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

Click on the above photo to link to the article.

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution HQ while at Land Collective.

Pennovation Wins Honor for Preservation

Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania and HWKN and KSS Architects for being awarded the 2017 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award.

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager while at Land Collective.

Alexandria Waterfront: BAR Approves Permit to Demolish Old Dominion Boat Club

The next milestone for the Alexandria Waterfront Master Plan has been realized as the Old and Historic Alexandria District Review Board has approved demolition of 1 King Street, where the Old Dominion Boat Club currently resides. Once the Boat Club has moved to their new location along The Strand, the existing building will be demolished to make way for Fitzgerald Square, which will provide 180 degrees views and public access to the waterfront at the foot of King Street.

For more information on the OLIN design for AWF click here.

The Hills at Vallco wins at MIPIM 

  Image: RVA/OLIN

Image: RVA/OLIN

The Hills at Vallco recently won a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards for Mixed Use Development in Cannes, France. The winners of the 16th AR MIPIM Future Project Awards were announced yesterday during the largest gathering of architects at MIPIM at the JW Marriott in Cannes, South of France.

The architectural industry elite came together from across the globe for a night of unrivaled networking and celebration of the world’s best future designs. The awards are a celebration of architectural excellence in un-built or forthcoming projects spanning 11 categories. All entries were assessed by an international jury chaired by Paul Finch, Editorial Director, The Architectural Review & The Architects’ Journal.

Click here for more information on the Hills at Vallco.

Old Town Alexandria's BID effort has a timeline toward reality

"Architect Judy Noritake, a principal at Noritake Associates and an owner of the Prince Street building where her business is located, said it is the attention to the waterfront that has convinced her that the time is right for a BID. She had strong objections when the idea was raised in 2009, as she did not see much benefit for businesses not located on King Street..Things have changed, though."

Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters honored by AIANY

 Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters is a 5 acre urban campus in the heart of Downtown Indy. The project focuses on a vision of creating a calibrated architecture and a cohesive landscape typology that is performative and environmentally responsible. The project ambitiously collects, treats and reuses all stormwater that falls on the site. The site design consists of sinuous paths and gathering areas nested in swaths of meadows and native woodlands, creating an comfortable place for people and a landscape ecology reminiscent of the native Midwest.  In Collaboration with Deborah Berke Partners and Ratio Architects.

See all of the honored projects on ArchDaily

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager on Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters while at Land Collective.

 

 

Pennovation Earns LEED Gold Certification

Pennovation Center was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification. The project resuscitated an urban industrial campus into a 21st century think tank. The stormwater design incorporates a multi stage treatment approach. The design channels stormwater from roads and parking areas into rain gardens filled with native plants for infiltration. During major storm events, rain garden overflows are diverted to a large detention facility, treating all stormwater prior to releasing to the Schuykill River. The project has also converted 3.5 acres of lawn into native meadow creating much needed habitat for urban flora and fauna.

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager on Pennovation while at Land Collective.