WPL is owned by locals and has been a part of the design industry in Virginia Beach since 1960. We are entrenched in our communities and the Hampton Roads area, as WPL owners and many staff members have lived here their entire lives. It is a part of our culture that WPL team members are involved in their civic or home owners’ associations. This is the breeding ground for long term civic involvement. WPL, over the years, has engaged in civic associations and community groups for many different causes.
WPL principals serve the City of Virginia Beach on multiple City Council appointed boards and commissions bringing their expertise pro-bono to the tasks at hand. We have participated in many design charrettes from Sea Level Rise in Virginia Beach, urban design planning of alternatives to major urban corridors, retail districts and waterfront properties in Norfolk to how the new site design of a school will affect a neighboring community. We feel very strongly about investing in our communities and being involved for the future success of Hampton Roads.
Fort Monroe Authority
The purpose of the Fort Monroe Authority waterfront park was to preserve open space along the water for the public to enjoy rather than allowing building development to encroach along the waterfront.
The Historic Cavalier
The saving of the Cavalier Hotel will go down in history as one of the most genuine philanthropic acts of a small group of local inspired individuals and the leadership of City of Virginia Beach.
Brock Environmental Center
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) primary goal was to protect, preserve, and celebrate the setting, while simultaneously showcasing technologies that contribute to net-zero energy, water and waste.