In the spirit of community and a shared commitment to bettering our neighborhoods, the dedicated staff at WPL recently took part in a block-building session alongside AIA Hampton Roads (AIAHR). This collaborative effort is set to culminate in the anticipated AIA Park Place Block Party on November 4th, from 12pm to 6pm, in Norfolk and promises to be an event that leaves a lasting impact on the city.
Bernadette Keplinger, the creative organizer behind AIA Hampton Roads, shared her passion for the event’s purpose. “Part of the strategic plan of AIAHR is to better communicate the value of architecture to the general public.”
The idea to collaborate with the community and create a pop-up park was born from the belief that this would be a dynamic and impactful way to showcase the power of architecture in action.
The overarching vision is to provide a temporary outdoor “play and just be” space for the community to enjoy. The festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the Block Park will remain open throughout the weekend. This initiative stands as a true celebration of the symbiotic relationship between the community and architecture, showcasing the incredible creations it can inspire.
We at WPL are thrilled to have contributed our time and efforts to this worthy cause. We invite you to join us at the AIA Park Place Block Party, where you can witness the tangible results of our collective commitment to community and the architectural marvels it has fostered. Admission is free, and we look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, visit the event page here.