Providing Meals for the Hungry
For every year that I've been at HBA, they've decided to forgo the traditional "client gift" and printed Holiday Card in lieu of a donation to a worthy cause. If you remember back to November, HBA participated in CANstruction, an event that combined two of our favorite things: Architecture and Food. HBA was able to help donate over 2,500 cans to the foodbank for distribution with that event. For the Holidays, HBA decided to once again donate to the Foodbank, providing 8,403 meals to those in need. We visited the Foodbank on a Friday, which is their only day of distributing food to folks directly. All other days, the Foodbank generally acts as a distribution center to other assistance programs throughout Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Here's a little more about the Foodbank and the services they provide (from their website): Provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to over hundreds of thousands of individuals annually (12,000+ of these live on the Eastern Shore). This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives. AssemblesRead More →
Making a Christmas Wreath for a Cause
This year the Virginia/West Virginia chapter of IIDA held a wreath decorating contest at the annual holiday party, with all entries donated to the Saint Mary’s Home for Disabled Children to be used for their holiday decorations. HBA submitted an animal print themed wreath, complete with tiger, zebra, and giraffe. While we did not take home the prize, it was a great time decorating the wreath for such a worthy cause. (We may never get all of the glitter out of the color studio carpet.) Saint Mary’s provides a loving home for children ages newborn through 21 who have physical and intellectual disabilities. Round the clock care is provided for up to 92 residents. With the addition of the Albero House in 2013, up to 12 adults over age 21 can also be cared for. To find out more about Saint Mary’s, please visit their website: http://saintmaryshome.org/ The Hampton Roads city center of the IIDA Virginia/West Virginia has made donations to Saint Mary’s for many years now. In addition to the wreaths, stocking stuffers were also donated this year. In previous years toys and decorated stockings have been donated. Visit the chapter’s website to find out about how to join IIDA aRead More →
Happy Holidays from HBA!
HBA thanks you for your continued support & wishes you a Happy Holidays! In lieu of Client Gifts, HBA was able to donate to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and provide 8,403 meals to those in need.Read More →
Oceaneering International Expansion Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking for the Oceaneering International expansion project in Chesapeake took place on Tuesday, the 17th of December. The project will double the company's space and allow it to consolidate operations in a new 150,000-square-foot facility at 2100 Steppingstone Square. The expansion to a larger site will consolidate engineering, manufacturing, and administrative functions, including a multitrade apprenticeship program. Already a major employer in Chesapeake with 460 employees, the expansion is expected to create 70 new jobs. Read more here... http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/325271?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyRead More →
The Healing Place of Hampton Roads – Website goes live!
December 16, 2013
HBA is in process of designing The Healing Place of Hampton Roads, a facility to restore the lives of men and women who suffer from homelessness caused by drug and alcohol addiction. It is a center that takes in clients for a 12-step program utilizing the social model recovery program. More about the project can be found here. The Healing Place of Hampton Roads is pleased to announce the launch of its website. A special thank-you to the creative team at The Affari Project www.affariproject.com who donated their time, talent and treasure to see this project become a reality! Please forward this on to others that may be interested in the work of The Healing Place of Hampton Roads. www.thehealingplacehr.orgRead More →
New Kellam High School redefines the 21st century learning environment
December 11, 2013
This is a re-post from the VBCPS blog, found here: http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/kaleidoscope/2013/11/25/new-kellam-high-school-redefines-the-21st-century-learning-environment/ "This post was submitted from the VBCPS Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, which is overseen by Tony Arnold, director. On Jan. 27, 2014, more than 2,000 students and staff will report to the new 349,350 square-foot Kellam High School, located at 2665 West Neck Rd. Since 1998 VBCPS has constructed twenty nine facilities at a cost of $556 million. Kellam’s new replacement building is the first high school construction project built in Virginia Beach since Landstown High School opened its doors in 2001. Kellam, with a total project cost of $102 million, will be the eighth LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building constructed by VBCPS since 2005. Through careful planning and system selection, the added efficiencies that result from building to LEED standards has allowed the School Division to keep the cost per square foot of new construction significantly lower than the rest of the region’s standard construction costs. To see how the cost of our LEED facilities compare to oRead More →