At WPL, we take great pride in our traditional work ethic and ability to apply new information toward evolving processes. Our clients benefit from creative design and quality service tailored to their specific needs. What truly makes WPL different is the fact that all three of our primary disciplines: landscape architecture, land surveying, and site engineering work together in every aspect of the project through the entire design process. This enables us to ensure that every design is efficient, beautiful, cost effective, and constructible from the initial concept throughout implementation. It takes the input from a team of variable backgrounds and professional expertise in order to create the most successful project. WPL recognizes these experts in their fields and promote a team approach to all design solutions. Our project managers oversee design with this ethos, and they strive to echo the work ethic of their predecessors.
Localities & Municipalities
WPL plays a vital role in annual service contracts with Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Chesterfield County Public Schools, James City County, New Kent County Public Schools, and the Army Corps of Engineers. These projects range from small to large-scale and multi-phased projects.
Corridors / Streetscape Design
Recently, the landscape architecture division completed the SOF perimeter gate of the entry plaza at the visitor center for the Dam Neck Annex. With several military veterans in our company, WPL considers it an honor to work with the DOD and many other design build enterprises engaged in this work.
We also develop more comprehensive plans based on public / private desires to develop strategies for improving the economic vitality and overall image of an area. Our planning helps to guide growth and enhance the quality of life to the client’s property as well as surrounding communities.
Parks & Recreation
Creating opportunities and solving problems enables our clients to thrive and implement many innovative design concepts that often include recreational and environmental education for the surrounding communities.
One of our most proficient skills is designing open space. Preserving land, better utilizing development space, and creating compelling environments are just some of the approaches WPL takes toward open space design. We strive to expand outdoor space into dense urban areas, large neighborhood subdivisions, and geographically disconnected communities.
Every good residential design starts with a good survey, but it helps to have good architecture as well. We recommend various residential architects to our clients as we often need to coordinate floor plans and elevations with most sites. Knowing where the doors and windows are, for example, is critical to ensuring driveways and walks are coordinated and that plant material doesn’t block windows.
Cumulatively, WPL does hundreds of residential site plans each year in the surrounding local municipalities. We are familiar with both municipality and builder requirements. From topographic surveys to the construction as-builts, we have become very proficient at providing a high quality service at an affordable cost to our clients. Much of this work is overseen and produced by our surveyors and their staff; however, we also engage our site engineers and landscape architects for general site design, specific elements, or unique situations on a site.
Having planned and designed many multifamily projects, for both public and private sectors, WPL provides high caliber land-use planning, land surveying, and local knowledge. We have done market-rate apartments as well as Low Income Housing Tax Incentive Credit projects through VHDA, HUD, and other state programs. While much of the multifamily work we do is of a garden apartment style or a family apartment style, we have also designed for senior and assisted living facilities, single-room occupancy apartments, single-family and multi-family condominiums, luxury apartments, homeless shelters, military barracks, and urban and suburban sites. Our firm works to help clients realize the full potential of their land while increasing property values, usefulness, aesthetics and environmental contributions. This work is on display with countless projects in Tidewater.
WPL strives to bring communities together by designing spaces to attract and engage people, encourage spontaneous interactions, offer places to sit, provide good visual access, and establish relationships to surrounding streets. This is what we envision when we come to work.
Healthcare / Retirement Homes
Churches & Religious Facilities
WPL brings a unique insight to land planning and development. We are passionate about what we do. We believe in preserving and protecting natural systems, and we are committed to the securing the bond between man and nature.
WPL can help shape and protect the outdoor environment with a special expertise in the design of amenities for large areas of land that hold inherent qualities such as a distinct character, an abundance of natural resources, or a special cultural heritage.
Environmental / Coastal
The Lynnhaven River Watershed has remained a concentration for WPL‘s practice for over 12 years as we are engaged weekly with preliminary project review meetings with CBPA staff, and average three-to-four projects before the Virginia Beach CBPA Board monthly. Our past CBPA experience allowed us to become the nationally recognized site design consultant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s new Hampton Roads Educational Facility.