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

Click the image to read the Stamford Advocate article by Paul Schott

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.

With a new fallen snow Cummins DBU opens it's doors!

Image: Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star

Image: Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star

Click the above link to an excellent article and series of images and videos featuring Deborah Berke and Odili Donald Odita.

Image: Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star   Note: Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager on Cummins while at Land Collective

Image: Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star  

Note: Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager on Cummins while at Land Collective

Pennovation featured in WIRED Magazine

Pennovation was recently featured in WIRED's list of '25 Masterpieces that Prove 2016 was an Incredible Year for Architecture'! 

Note: Will was the Lead Designer & Project Manager for Pennovation Works while at Land Collective.

Inside the New Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters

Click the above link to see a animation of Cummins Indianapolis Distribution Headquarters in anticipation of the Grand Opening!

Note: Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager on Cummins while at Land Collective

Brownstein + Selkowitz Carousel takes shape at Mill River Park

Photo: Mill River Collaborative

Photo: Mill River Collaborative

Pennovation Featured in Fast Company

Photo: Michael Moran                                                          

Photo: Michael Moran                                                          

Will was the Lead Designer & Project Manager for Pennovation Works while at Land Collective.

Will to Speak at Virginia Tech's Landscape Architecture Week

Mill River Park featured in this Month's Landscape Architecture Magazine!

OLIN's Mill River Park and Greenway is featured in this months issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The article 'Change the Channel'  by William Saunders showcases the rewilding of the river corridor and the creation of park space for all to enjoy.

Click the image to view this month's Issue.

Click the image to view this month's Issue.

Mill River Park and Greenway was the recipient of an ASLA Design Award in 2015.

Cummins Green featured in Working: Deborah Berke

Cummins Green will be featured in the forthcoming monograph by Deborah Berke Partners WORKING. The project and respective imagery of our collaboration together will be represented. WORKING: Deborah Berke Partners is the first comprehensive overview of the firm since Deborah Berke was published in 2008, WORKING focuses on the most recent work of the practice, as manifest in buildings and spaces for work, art, music, and creative endeavours more generally.

WORKING: Deborah Berke Partners is the first comprehensive overview of the firm since Deborah Berke was published in 2008, WORKING focuses on the most recent work of the practice, as manifest in buildings and spaces for work, art, music, and creative endeavours more generally.

WORKING also touches on past projects, such as the Yale School of Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery and Irwin Bank. Using as one point of reference Deborah Berke's book with Steven Harris, Architecture of the Everyday, WORKING goes into detail on Berke's concerns for the ordinary and well as her unique embrace of―and take on―modernism and minimalism. With a particular interest in interstitial building and the renovation and restoration of nineteenth and twentieth century American architecture, the work of the practice occupies a remarkable position within contemporary practice―Berke's approach to context, to the ordinary, and to vernacular and industrial buildings all being clear evidence of this.

© Deborah Berke Partners

© Deborah Berke Partners

Along with writing by Deborah Berke herself, the book is authored by Henry Urback, Director of the Glass House, and highly regarded critic, curator and theoretician of contemporary architecture. WORKING, in part, is also comprised of the insightful photography of Victoria Sambunaris, a long-standing collaborator of Berke's, and chronicler of the practice's work.

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

Mill River Park honored by ASLA in Chicago this Weekend

OLIN's design for Mill River Park will be presented a National Design Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects this weekend in Chicago at the National Conference! Congratulations to the entire team.

The restored Rippowam River meandering through Mill River Park in Downtown Stamford, CT.

The restored Rippowam River meandering through Mill River Park in Downtown Stamford, CT.

See the full submission HERE. Will was the project manager for Mill River Park and oversaw construction documentation and construction.

NextFAB Bike Garden Featured on Beta Pleated Chic

The NextFAB Bike Garden was recently featured on the blog Beta Pleated Chic. The Bike Garden was a collaboration between Chris Landau, Henry Moll & Will Belcher. NextFAB had limited space but wanted to create a bike corral as well as social space for staff and members to exchange ideas. The concrete paving is reclaimed, and the bike 'A-frames' were constructed in frabrication studio.