Join Will on Friday November 16th at Virginia Tech for a discussion titled ‘In Search of a Sense of Place’

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Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters featured on Arch Daily

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© Will Belcher

Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters featured on Arch Daily. Click here to view the article.

Will was the lead designer and project manager for Cummins while at Land Collective

National Desert Storm Memorial awarded site on National Mall 

Click on the image to take you to the article at The Washington Post - © OLIN

Click on the image to take you to the article at The Washington Post - © OLIN

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts recently gave site selection approval for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in Washington D.C.. The site is located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Institute of Peace, adjacent to the future location of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center.

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OLIN integrated the memorial into the site, including a future Army Corp of Engineers levee that will reduce flooding in this area of the mall. The memorial is well integrated into cultural landscape of the National Mall allowing for informal recreation to take place on site while preserving long views. The design fosters strong connections to other memorials on the Mall and strengthens the procession of culturally significant spaces along Constitution Avenue towards the Potomac River.

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© OLIN

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Alderman Library Renovation moves forward at the University of Virginia

Plans for the Alderman Library developed by HBRA Architects and OLIN were presented to the UVA Board of Visitors last week.  The design transforms a sunken windowless 1960's addition into a welcoming new entrance to the Library and a new gateway to the University along University Avenue. Click the here information for more information.

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© HBRA Architects

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Pennovation wins AIA PHL Merit Award

Pennovation Center has recently been awarded an Merit Award by AIA Philadelphia - click the image above for the full list of winners. Congratilations to  HWKN  and  KSS  Architects  Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Pennovation while at Land Collective

Pennovation Center has recently been awarded an Merit Award by AIA Philadelphia - click the image above for the full list of winners. Congratilations to HWKN and KSS Architects

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Pennovation while at Land Collective

University of Arkansas Residences to be Built out of Wood

The Stadium Drive Residential Hall Community was recently featured on Arkansas Online. Click the image above to read more about the integration of Advanced Timber Techonology into the project.

The Stadium Drive Residential Hall Community transforms what was a 5-acre parking lot into a vibrant new residence and outdoor living space for students and visitors to enjoy. The University of Arkansas selected OLIN, in collaboration with Leers Weinzapfel, Mackey Mitchell & Modus Studio, to transform this new part of the campus into a destination for student residential life. The site design integrates the new residential dorms into steep terrain while untangling access to a series of disconnected buildings, service areas, and the arena. The project utilizes the natural topography of the site to separate service areas from pedestrian gathering spaces which allows mechanical and utilities to be hidden out of view. The design provides a cohesive landscape typology that links the dorms to the central campus and emulates the landscape ecology of the native Ozark Plateau of Northwest Arkansas.

The site design intricately weaves sinuous pathways between existing stands of mature oak trees to provide much needed shade for the new residents to enjoy warmer months outdoors. Undulating landforms, rock outcroppings and drifts of native planting extend the vernacular of the Oak Ridge Trail down into the project area, creating comfortable places for people. Stormwater infiltration is carefully integrated into the grading and captures runoff from paved areas and buildings.

The design for new residential community provides a cascading series of outdoor spaces that provide students and visitors with different opportunities to engage and gather.  Stepped seating areas allow for community events in the Central Plaza while more intimate spaces encourage thoughtful study outdoors. The site design incorporates outdoor WiFi and strategically placed power sources for convenient studying opportunities.

Will is the Lead Designer and Project Manager for the Stadium Drive Residence Halls at OLIN.

Client | The University of Arkansas

Design Architect | Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Interior Architect I Mackey Mitchell Associates

Architect of Record | MODUS Studio

Landscape Architecture & Urban Design | OLIN

Civil Engineering | DCI

Lighting Design | Randy Burkett

Green Roof Consultant | OMNI Ecosystems

 

Cummins Distribution HQ wins Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Monumental Award

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Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters while at Land Collective

Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters featured on Dezeen

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Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters while at Land Collective

Will to Speak at Virginia Tech on September 8th

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The Hills at Vallco shortlisted for World Architecture Festival Awards

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© Rafael Vinoly Associates

The Hills at Vallco was nominated for World Architecture Festival Award in the Future Master Planning Category. The award finalists will present their projects to judges at the festival in Berlin, Germany on 15-17 November; winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the last evening of the event. More information on the awards here.

Will is the Project Manager for the Hills at Vallco at OLIN.

Mill River Park revitalization spurs business at neighboring establishments

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© Will Belcher / OLIN

Click the image to read the Stamford Advocate article by Paul Schott

Cummins Global Distribution HQ Featured in Architectural Record

Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

Image Credit: Nicholas Forari Denney

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Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager for Cummins Global Distribution HQ while at Land Collective.

Pennovation Wins Honor for Preservation

Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania and HWKN and KSS Architects for being awarded the 2017 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award.

Will was the Lead Designer and Project Manager while at Land Collective.