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Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Kelly
Events, Uncategorized
Last week I attended the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority Committee meeting. Brian Kroll of the VEDP, an economist, shared an interesting perspective. Here you will find his presentation which provides some great insight, a few interesting web links, and such-- all of which he delivered in an attention-grabbing fashion! Check it out…cedac 20130412         Candi James
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HBA welcomes Sebastian Ramos

Kelly
People, Uncategorized
HBA is pleased to announce the addition of Sebastian Ramos to the staff as an Architectural Intern. Sebastian holds a BArch from the University of Houston. Sebastian comes to HBA from Bay Electric Company, where he honed his skills as a BIM Coordinator and Modeler. Sebastian was born in Chile, and immigrated to the United States with his family in the ’90’s. He is a big soccer fan and enjoys both playing and watching. He also dabbles in furniture design when not at work. Sebastian is a welcome addition to HBA’s Community Studio.              
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HBA welcomes Dave Ermini

Kelly
People, Uncategorized
HBA is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Ermini to the staff as an Associate Architect. He studied Architecture and Design at Colgate University, the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), and the University of Virginia. Dave comes to HBA from H&A Architects & Engineers (formerly CMSS Architects), where his prolific design portfolio includes mixed-use master planning, high and mid-rise hotels, entertainment venues, office buildings, renovation and restoration of historic buildings, multi-family housing, and governmental facilities.   Dave resides in Virginia Beach with his wife of 17 years, Nancy, and two children, Wyndham and John. Dave’s interest in mentoring young architects, knowledge-sharing, extensive experience and talent make him a wonderful addition to HBA.      
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HBA welcomes Amanda Wilmoth

Kelly
People, Uncategorized
HBA is pleased to announce the addition of Mandy Wilmoth to the staff as an Architectural Intern. Mandy holds a BS in Architecture from Virginia Tech. Mandy comes to HBA from RRMM, where her primary focus was in retail design.   Mandy was certain she would be an Architect from a very young age, building and drawing houses for fun. In her free time these days, Mandy enjoys spending time at the dog park with her boyfriend and black lab, Eleanor Rigby. She is a welcome addition to HBA’s Community Studio.            
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STEM learning at its finest.

Kelly
Uncategorized
Although this may be an outrageous advertisement for Coke, it is an excellent promotion of the collaborative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) project-based learning. Successful STEM learning programs are those that provide students with the opportunity to: Use the knowledge and skills of one or more STEM discipline(s) to identify and address community problems or challenges; Collaborate with peers to set and achieve goals; and Develop skills and attitudes useful for their entry into the workforce. Mike Ross
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Best of Green Schools 2012

Kelly
Sustainability/LEED®, Uncategorized
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) officially recognized VBCPS as the recipient of best Green School District nationwide for 2012. An excerpt from the article found here. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 16, 2013) –The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council today announced its second annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions and individuals across the country for embracing environmental initiatives. "Year after year we continue to be blown away by the ingenuity and innovation of communities across the country and around the world,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. "In these challenging economic times, we’ve seen an impressive commitment on the part of schools, communities and leaders to make the places where our children learn healthy and safe, while putting money back into the classrooms where it belongs." The Best of Green Schools 2012 list highlights schools, districts, individuals and communities working toward the common goal of healthy, high-performing learning places for all. The Best of Green Schools 2012 list recognizes the hard work being done across the c
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