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A house that can be built in 6 hours

Janice
General News, Technology
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HBA Welcomes back Nash Euman as a Summer Intern

Janice
General News, People
Nash was with us last summer. He is now 6 inches taller and a rising 12th grade student at Landstown High school Governor's STEM Academy in Virginia Beach. He was offered his internship opportunity, to experience real world architecture, after Chris Ames visited his architecture class to help with the Young Designers Competition (remember this post).  He says he enjoyed working on actual projects and having his own cork board. Generally speaking, he says that he learned that architecture is a lot more technical than he originally thought it was. While he was with us last summer, he decided to alter his desk to allow himself to stand while he works. He said it was to avoid loosing leg strength (he is co-captain on the cross-country team.) Besides designing buildings and running, he also likes to learn more about history, and study the rise of great people in history. His goal is to be a house designer for millionaires. We look forward to having him back this summer.  
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Results of Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition

Janice
Design, Events, General News
This year thirty-one students entered the Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition, a program for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building.  The competition’s three judges were local architecture and building professionals. Ten local high school students and two high school drafting instructors were awarded a total of $35,000 from the Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation during its annual academic awards program and Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition. Six scholarships were awarded for academic excellence, community service and financial need. Four students also received awards from the annual Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition, and two drafting instructors each received a $500 school grant. Instructors Eric Nestor of Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, and Jennifer Renne of Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, each won a $500 school grant to assist their drafting programs with necessary supplies and equipment. Now in its 53rd year, the TBA Scholarship Foundation has awarded 493 scholarships and more than $1.85 million since 1965. TBA will continue to provide scholarship funding during the 2018
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HBA welcomes Justin Creese

Janice
General News, People
  HBA is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Creese to the HBA staff as a new Summer Intern. Justin attends Pratt Institute in New York, where he is majoring in Architecture. He is a Texas native, living in Virginia Beach for the summer, with plans to relocate here after graduation. Drawing, ultimate frisbee, and cross country are some of his hobbies. He has two pets, a bichon named Blizzard and a calico named Priscilla. He recently finished up a NASA grant studio where the studio's goal was to design a transit hub that would transport people from Earth to Mars.        
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Project Milestone : Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) District office is complete

Janice
General News
HBA teamed with Speight, Marshall & Francis for this VDOT project. The Hampton Roads District Headquarters is moving to the Lakeview Technology Center in North Suffolk. Read more about it here
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Project Progress: New Government Facilities Dinwiddie County

Janice
General News, Photos, Status
HBA is teamed with Armada Hoffler Construction Company to provide Design Build Services for New Government Facilities for the County of Dinwiddie VA. Our team includes: Armada Hoffer Construction Company (Construction), Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects (Public Safety Architect), MSA, PC (Civil Engineering), Speight, Marshall & Francis, PC (Structural Engineering), PACE Collaborative (MEP Engineering) and Major Security Consulting (Security Systems). This project is the consolidation of several government offices. The project includes construction of a new County Administration Building and a new County Public Safety Building on the existing County Government Center campus. The project is intended to create a more coherent campus by adding new County Administration Building and renovating portions of the existing services building, and by replacing the current Public Safety Building. The County Courthouse remains with only enhancements to the parking and campus layout. All existing buildings shall remain operational throughout the construction process. The project is currently in the construction phase with the Public Safety Building completion this month. The coun
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HBA Names New Associate

Janice
General News, People
HBA Architecture & Interior Design is pleased to announce that Lauren Perry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been named an Associate of the firm. Mrs. Perry is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and joined HBA right out of school.  She is also a LEED Accredited Professional. Her recent work, performed in collaboration with HBA’s Community Studio, includes programming, schematic design, design development, construction document, consultant coordination and construction administration services. Her project experience includes recreational, educational and community facilities. Key projects include Kempsville Community Recreation Center Replacement, Kellam High School Replacement and John B. Dey Elementary School Modernization, all in Virginia Beach.
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Project Award : Dollar Tree Distribution Center Ohio

Janice
General News
HBA is proud to partner again with Clancy & Theys for Dollar Tree. Our team is designing the 1.2 million sf distribution center in Morrow County, Ohio.  This is our 3rd new facility.  We have also designed 4 additions/renovations to existing distribution facilities across the region. Read more about the project here  
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HBA names two New Associate Principals

Janice
General News, People
HBA Architecture & Interior Design is pleased to announce that Jack Hasten, AIA and Mariusz Mijal, AIA have been named as Associate Principals of the firm.   Jack has been with the firm since 2015.  His recent work, performed in collaboration with HBA’s Community Studio, includes programming, schematic design, design development, construction document supervision, consultant coordination and construction administration services. His project experience includes educational, recreational and community facilities. Key projects include Greater Richmond ARC Multipurpose Gym for Camp Baker, Nansemond Suffolk Academy and Dinwiddie County New Government Facilities. He has also been involved with numerous facility condition assessments throughout Virginia to assist clients with planning for future capital improvements.       Mariusz Mijal has been with the firm since 2008. His recent work, performed in collaboration with HBA’s Community and Commercial Studios, includes concept design and visualization, programming, schematic design, design development, construction document supervision, multidiscipline consultant coordination and constructi
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Congratulations to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) for receiving the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Janice
Design, Sustainability/LEED®
VBCPS was honored as the state's only K-12 recipient of the Award. It was honored for its divisionwide sustainability achievements which date back to 2005. Since that time, VBCPS has built or replaced seven LEED certified schools. This includes award winning facilities Kellam High School and Virginia Beach Middle School. When John B. Dey Elementary School modernization is complete it will bring the division's LEED Buildings to 10.   Read more about it here.
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