Gallery House

Gallery HouseNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2020-2022Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignGallery House is a new construction project in Norfolk, VA. Located on a scenic waterfront property, the site design is very challenging from a Zoning perspective, since it is in a complicated flood zone and CBPA (Chesapeake Bay protection Area). GARC collaborated closely with our landscape architect, structural engineer, as well as general contractor in …

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 …

Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion RestaurantNorfolk, VAType/ CommercialTime / 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ ConceptThis is a drive-through restaurant serving healthy Asian fusion food. It is a hybrid model between fast casual and quick service restaurants. It emphasizes high quality food and a nice dining environment, while at the same time, it is self-serviced with drive through and pickup options. A butterfly roof separates naturally the dining …

Two-Grid House

Two-Grid HouseSuffolk, VAType/ Residential Time/ 2019-2020 Client/¬†Private Status/¬†Design SketchesMockups.Heather and Andres”GARC designed a significant remodel of our home. We loved their ability to mix modern and conventional features into the design. Yang and Suping are also extremely kind and helpful. Their work is top tier and we would strongly recommend their firm.”Related ProjectsView AllFlow Into NatureAlternative Mid-Century ModernTwo-Grid HouseSuffolk, VA …

Hybrid House

Hybrid HouseSmithfield, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2018-PresentClient/ PrivateStatus/ Under ConstructionThe Eck House project is a new construction, single family house located in the county of Isle of Wight, Virginia. The project explores using a prefabricated steel structure system for the building envelope, and a traditional wood framing structure for the interior. By using a combination of wood planks and corrugated metal panels, the …

Bay Ranch

Bay RanchDeltaville, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2017-18Client/ PrivateStatus/ DesignOur Bay Ranch project involves an addition to a family vacation home.  Our main goal of this ranch style home renovation design is to increase the square footage to accommodate large bedrooms and a master suite. During our design process, we came up with multiple  approaches to create the addition, based on consideration and …

Six Arts Academy

Six Arts AcademyJiangsu, ChinaTime/ 2016Type/ Campus PlanningStatus/ Design Competition EntryCollaborator/ Southeast University Design InstituteLiuyi Guan is an Art School located in the southeast of China. It is famous for its focus on teaching Chinese tradition to K-12 students. Liuyi means “Six Arts”. Those six arts include Rites, Music, Archery, Charioteering, Calligraphy, and Mathematics. Liuyi origin begins in the Zhou Dynasty …

Learning Boat

Learning BoatNorfolk, VAType/ ResidentialTime/ 2015Client/ PrivateStatus/ ConceptualThe treehouse prototype was commissioned by a family whose house is one block away from the beach with a beautiful ocean view from a huge oak tree in front of it. The concept of “Learning Boat” is intended to create a treehouse in the beach context as a fun and meaningful learning place. On the …

Urban Thread

Urban ThreadNewark, NYType/ CommercialTime/ 2009Client/ CompetitionStatus/ DesignThe scheme explores how a visitor center can be a discovery device for the city based on the concepts of “thread” and “window.” For the former, the center serves as an interface between interior/exterior, nature/culture, and local/global. For the latter, it uniquely directs visitors’ attention to the city around it, thus encouraging exploration.ConceptA single …