With a deep understanding of the hospitality and retail industry, W2A can bring knowledge and experience to all our projects. Our designers stay ahead of industry trends to provide our hospitality and retail clients with inspired, timeless designs. We design to enhance the user experience by making meaningful connections between interior and exterior spaces, creating a destination and a true sense of place. With a collaborative design philosophy, we work to refine the aspirations and ideas of our clients into a visual language in support of building layouts and orientations, thus forming a variety of gathering spaces where people enjoy spending their time.
Through close client engagement, W2A designs civic buildings, city halls, police and fire stations, administrative headquarters, and joint public safety facilities, as well as community centers, libraries, and pedestrian plazas. Our experience in providing design services for civic and community facilities has ranged from new facility design, master planning, space planning and interior design to renovation and historic restoration. We offer extensive knowledge of building systems, design standards and code requirements to best support the professionals who use these civic facilities and the communities they serve. We aim to create designs that embrace local character and context, drawing people together for key civic moments.
W2A has a long history in religious design work, allowing us to offer the highest level of expertise and thoughtful guidance to every client we serve. We view our role in the planning and design of faith-based facilities as facilitators, assisting the Institution in realizing their vision for the project. The overall goal is to reach design solutions mirroring the unique qualities, culture, and circumstances of each individual Church. Whether your needs involve a new facility, historic restoration, or a much-needed renovation, we would love to help!
Driving design for Corporate and Industrial clients is a consistent goal of providing livable, comfortable and safe work environments for employees while maximizing return on investment. To achieve maximum return of investment through design, we strive to deliver the essential space for maximum employee satisfaction, high interior gross area efficiency, exceptional overall building performance, and flexible floor plan layouts. Through close client engagement, we successfully provide new facility designs, space planning and interior design, master planning, and renovation design to a variety of Corporate and Industrial Manufacturing clients.
Student and teacher performance is directly impacted by the built environment. Through thoughtful design, we strive to inspire, promote well-being, and build connections between people in order to optimize the full potential of the teaching and learning process within a space.
W2A has a long history of providing design services to a wide variety of educational clients, including private and public Colleges and Universities, public K-12 School Districts, Charter Schools and Early Education / Child Care Providers. Experienced project planning and management is essential when faced with school year calendar deadlines. We are particularly proud of our consistent success with schedule and cost control for our many education clients.
Architecture requires strategic thinking and advanced planning. Thus, Master Planning is a critical first step in any design process and is key in the development of a successful project. The process involves examining surrounding infrastructure, local government requirements, best location(s) for proposed construction on the site, views onto and from the site, consideration of sun angles, a review of existing natural features including vegetation on the site, vehicular and pedestrian access onto the site, vehicular and pedestrian circulation on the site and parking areas. Budgetary, structural requirements, shapes, views, and other design options are all considered during this process. W2A understands the importance of master planning, with the development of the Master Plan as the initial stage of most projects. Ultimately, the Master Plan forms the framework for any immediate site development and building construction and also provides a framework for any future planned development on the site.