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YOUNG DESIGNERS COMPETITION AT LANDSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL – YEAR 4

Janice
General News
HBA is excited to be involved with this competition for the fourth year in a row. This year’s project involves designing a house for a family of six in coastal Virginia, and incorporates challenges related to sustainable materials, energy-saving design, and shared generational living spaces. We’ve been meeting with the students throughout the year to discuss their designs. Check back with us at the end of the school year for the results!
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HBA employees and their families helped at Circle A Home for Horses

Janice
Events, General News
Circle A Home for Horses, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and rescued equines through paired bonding, learning and fellowship. Circle A, provides Equine-Facilitated Learning (EFL) programs for at-risk youth living in residential treatment facilities, shelters, group homes, and referrals from Public School systems. Equine Facilitated Learning is a widely accepted and much needed alternative mental health intervention, replacing traditional office-based therapy sessions. Based on a planned program, four or six weeks in duration, neglected or abused horses evaluated by Circle A staff, are paired with children identified as at risk, as well as children with histories of neglect, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, PTSD and eating disorders.                 You can find out more information about Circle A here .
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A partnership made in 3D

Janice
Design, General News, Technology
Students at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy got hands-on, real-world experience over the last year in collaborating with a pair of businesses on creating three-dimensional models of a bank that will soon go up in the Richmond suburbs. The students worked with Portsmouth-based TowneBank and HBA Architecture and Interior Design of Virginia Beach to create 3D models of a bank that will be built over the next 18 months in the suburban Richmond area. read more about it....     https://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2019/04/26/a-partnership-made-in-3d/
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PointOne Virginia Beach Groundbreaking

Janice
Design, Events
Groundbreaking for the PointOne Virginia Beach Edge Computing Colocation Facility took place on Wednesday, the 1st of May.   HBA Architecture & Interior Design is proud to be part of the team on this project. The project is a 38,000 SF two-story data center building that will be a landing site for one of the transatlantic submarine data cables coming into Virginia Beach. Phase One completion is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read more about it here photo credit [Dave Ermini] Rendering [HBA Architecture & Interior Design]
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CANstruction celebrates 20 years

Janice
Events, General News
Last month HBA participated in the 20th anniversary of CANstruction®, an event that benefits the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore by collecting much needed canned goods for their pantry while showcasing the talents of the participating firms. Participating firms design a structure using those cans.   Our structure of around 1,600 cans is based on the Cape Henry Lighthouses located on the waterfront of Fort Story in Virginia. Using the lighthouse showed the need to shine a light on the issue of hunger and to provide light to those who do not have food today. It's a worthy cause and a lot of fun to participate in.   We would like to thank this year's participants: Michael Winner and family Kristin Atkins and family Lorin Schwartz Ray Stevens Sebastian Ramos Ashley Burgos Juan Carlos We would also like to thank this year's sponsors: Campostella Builders & Supply Corporation HBA Architecture and Interior Design's "Blue Jeans for Means" Fund
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Stihl USA New Headquarters AIA Hard Hat Tour

Janice
Events, General News, Technology
As Stihl nears completion, HBA's Bruce Prichard and Mariusz Mijal, along with Tyler Park with Hourigan Construction, led a tour for local architects and engineers. HBA teamed with AIA Hampton Roads as part of their "Hard Hat Tours" which allows licensed architects to continue their education by observing unique construction challenges faced by other local architects, and young aspiring architects to gain valuable first hand experience on a construction site.     The learning objectives for this tour, inlcuded: Exterior envelope acoustic isolation to meet Building Code required STC values for airport zone Interior acoustic isolation for integrated mixed uses.  Stihl Headquarters consisting of office, museum, auditorium and industrial use which will generate small engine noise within enclosed Lab and Shop spaces. Rain screen metal wall panels Green roof design, complete roof system by Hydrotech   We're excited to see how construction has progressed and we can't wait to see the finished project this Summer!
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Kempsville Community Recreation Center Honored with an Award from the Virginia Beach Planning Commission

Janice
General News, Sustainability/LEED®
We are pleased to announce that the Kempsville Community Recreation Center received a Merit Award in the Sustainable Development category for the 2019 Planning Commission Design Awards Program from the Virginia Beach Planning Commission. Congratulations to the entire team!
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