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
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
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!
Click the above link to an excellent article and series of images and videos featuring Deborah Berke and Odili Donald Odita.
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
Pennovation Featured in Fast Company
Will was the Lead Designer & Project Manager for Pennovation Works while at Land Collective.
Will to Speak at Virginia Tech's Landscape Architecture Week
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.
Mill River Park and Greenway was the recipient of an ASLA Design Award in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
See the full submission HERE. Will was the project manager for Mill River Park and oversaw construction documentation and construction.
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.
We are proud to announce that Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, Connecticut has received a Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Read more about the project and other award winners HERE
The Religious Studies Center in Versailles, France is beginning to take shape. High density foam is being placed on top fo the garage to create the subgrad. Foundations are beginning to be cast for the various site elements.
The Design for the City Branch was recently featured in an article by Jeffrey Markovitz on Hidden City Philadelphia. Will worked on the design and renderings while at OLIN.
The ASLA Dirt Blog recently featured an article by Liz Camuti on the Alexandria Waterfront Masterplan. Will was the Project Manager and Design Lead for the Alexandria Waterfront Masterplan through its approval by City Council in 2014.