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Sustainable features of Kellam High School: Part 1 of 2
November 29, 2010 AdminHBA Design, Sustainability/LEED®, Technology

Sustainable features of Kellam High School: Part 1 of 2

Rarely does such a great design opportunity as Kellam High School come along.  This project has some pretty unique and interesting things going on from a sustainability standpoint.  Not only are we striving for a minimum of LEED Gold certification (aiming for Platinum), but we are fortunate enough to have been chosen to participate in […]
Kellam High School Replacement – Slated for LEED® Platinum

Kellam High School Replacement – Slated for LEED® Platinum

The new 2,000 student Kellam High School will be the pilot facility for a problem/project-based learning curriculum recently adopted by the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach. This educational facility has been designed not only as a teaching tool, but as a community facility dedicated to 21st century learning. Encouraging learning, exploration, and […]
Material, Design, and Galvanic action…
October 08, 2010 AdminHBA Design, Technology, Wisdom (Lessons Learned)

Material, Design, and Galvanic action…

Screen wall design for Portsmouth Courts Complex – Sungjae Lee I am involved in material research and the detail design for several areas on the new Portsmouth Courts Complex. One example is the screen wall enclosure that hides the chillers, generator and transformer outside the building. Through my experience for the last few projects, this usually […]
Creativity on a Deadline
September 17, 2010 AdminHBA Design, Wisdom (Lessons Learned)

Creativity on a Deadline

Anyone in the design profession knows the feeling. You’ve been sitting for what seems like forever, staring at a sketch page or a piece of trace with pen in hand, but the ideas just won’t come. Time is deliberately ticking away, the end of the day is approaching, but the fact remains that you’re stuck. As […]
Traditional Details mark the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church Addition
August 11, 2010 AdminHBA Design

Traditional Details mark the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church Addition

Ten years ago HBA worked with Virginia Beach United Methodist Church (VBUMC) to design an addition on the south side of their Sanctuary. Once again, VBUMC has come to HBA in need of some assistance. The challenge this time: look at demolishing the building north of the Sanctuary and replacing it with a large addition […]
New Building Opens in Richmond, VA
June 14, 2010 AdminHBA Design, Front Page

New Building Opens in Richmond, VA

The new Williams Mullen Center – Richmond, designed by HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc., opened today. Check out the new Richmond skyline next time you’re in town!
SoNo Library Kick-off meeting
May 18, 2010 AdminHBA Design

SoNo Library Kick-off meeting

The City of Chesapeake’s new South Norfolk Library was officially started with a meeting between HBA; the Library Director, Betsy Fowler;  the Program Manager, Jeff Brooks of MBP and Ben White, Economic Development’s Senior Business Development Manager. Thru the use of HBA’s Project Website (information ranging from Project Schedule and Documents to Historic Planning Districts are at a […]