Wellington Building

Wellington BuildingNorfolk, VAType/ Apartment BuildingTime/ 2020-2021Client/ Lightwell Development GroupStatus/ CompletedIt has been quite a challenge to convert a 100-year old building in Ghent Historic District into modern apartments, while keeping the original historic features and complying with today’s code and lifestyle. It involves close collaboration with MEP engineers, Tax Credit consultants, as well as the Client.SketchesConstructionBefore & AfterTim Foley”The team …

Missing Middle

Missing MiddleType/ Multi-family HousingClient/ City of NorfolkStatus/ Pattern BookIn collaboration with Work Program Architects and Dills Architects, we developed a Missing Middle Pattern Book for the City of Norfolk to explore possible solutions to local housing issues. It won the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter’s Old Dominion Innovative Approaches Award in 2021. Missing Middle Housing (MMH) is “a range of …

Albemarle Boutique Apartment

Albemarle BoutiqueApartmentNorfolk, VAType/ Apartment BuildingTime/ 2021-2022Client/Lightwell Development GroupStatus/ Under Construction Structure Design: McPherson DesignMechanical Design: PermitZipTax Credit Consultant: Commonwealth Preservation Group Contractor: Ringenberg ConstructionBuilt in 1905, the Albemarle Building was a hotel and renovated into a law office in the 1980s. Now GARC is converting the upper three floors into a 6-unit boutique apartment. It will provide elegant contemporary urban living in …

Light Unit

Light UnitVirginia Beach, VAType/ Multi-FamilyTime/ 2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionHow to make a very narrow and long footprint feel spacious, open, and full of light? It is the question for our recent renovation project of a 3-story townhouse, which is about 15 feet wide and 48 feet long. The key move is to relocate the stair that was between the entry hallway …

Net+Work+Camp+Us

Net+Work+Camp+UsVirginia Beach, VAType / Education, Design Competition Time / 2007-2008 Award / Jury Grand Prize Architectural Design / Net+Work+Camp+Us Team (HEWV) Credits / Yang Tian as Team Leader and Main Designer, Suping Li as Presenter and Main Designer, other team members include Yuzhu Zheng and Nathan Herold.This is a futuristic idea for student dormitories to function not only as their …

Creating A Prototype For A Simple Food Restaurant

Opened this past October, our most recent restaurant project, Honoka Teriyaki Express, is located at the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville road.  As Honoka Teriyaki Express is the first one of this teriyaki chain restaurant, it is considered a prototype design that balances function, budget, and aesthetic; facilitating the creation of a new brand of restaurant.  The visual concept …

Zen Suite

Zen SuiteNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2019Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under constructionWhen it comes to design, there is no such thing as a project that is too small.  Design density can not be defined just based on square footage. We enjoyed the renovation of the master suite in a Condo located in downtown Norfolk. The existing suite has a very large bedroom and a …

Tree Apartment

Tree ApartmentTaiyuan, Shanxi, ChinaType/ Apartment Interior DesignTime/ 2016Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompleteThe Fang Apartment is a renovation project that challenges the stereotypical idea that the center of the apartment has to be an open space. The goal of this project is to create a compelling and dynamic way of connecting of all the spaces within the apartment, encouraging greater interaction between family members …