Thursday, November 7, 2013

Allentown City Council Meeting Room Rededicated Following Renovation Project

Projects large or small, W2A is proud to assist all of our clients achieve their architectural goals.

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Follow the link below to read the article and see a video of the recently renovated Allentown City Council Meeting Room.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Allentown is Undergoing a Historic Transformation!


City of Allentown's East Side Fire Station Construction Progress

W2A Design Group is available to assist you with all of your architectural and planning needs, including master planning, new construction, additions & renovations, adaptive reuse, tenant fit-out, historic preservation, accessibility assessments & upgrades, existing building evaluations, maintenance & repair programs, implementation of sustainable design strategies, color, finish & furniture selection assistance and more!

City of Allentown's East Side Fire Station Construction Progress

Call us today at (610) 437-4450 to discuss how W2A can help you to be a part of the action in Allentown!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Parkland Community Library Referendum



Shall the current Parkland Community library tax be increased to 0.2978 mills ($29.78 per 100,000 of assessed property value) to pay a loan for the construction of a new building and to operate the library until July 1, 2035, or until the library pays off the loan, whichever occurs first, at which time the millage will decrease to 0.1895 mills ($18.95 per $100,000 of assessed property value)?

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Don't Forget to "Fall Back" this Saturday Night

St. Katherine Drexel R.C. Church
Historic Preservation Project
Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour this Saturday night! Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning and we revert back to Standard Time.

If you haven’t done so lately, it’s also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

W2A & Officials Designing to bring State-of-the-art Regional Forensics Center to Northampton County

W2A has been working closely with Coroner Zachary Lysek, completing a study for a much-needed forensics center in Northampton County. Preliminary designs presented by W2A Design Group to supportive County officials provide a cutting edge / state-of-the-art facility that will address the needs of the County far into the future.

The design of the 23,770 S.F. center incorporates features such as specialized equipment and building systems, a large refrigerated area and private viewing area for families, as well as a secured enclosed drop-off area and large storage garage for Coroner’s vehicles, mobile lab equipment and space for crash investigations.

Space was designed to be flexible and adaptable. Special consideration was given to work flow process and space utilization / efficiencies. Future expansion has been accommodated in the facility organization.

This project is featured in today’s Lehigh Valley Live. Follow this link for the complete article:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Long-awaited New East Side Fire Station is now Rising Out of the Ground!

In little over a day’s time Allentown's new East Side Fire Station has started to take shape! Structural steel erection began on Wednesday, and is expected to be complete within a week. East Side residents, City officials and W2A are thrilled to see the progress of construction, which is scheduled for completion and occupancy by years’ end.

See today’s Lehigh Valley Live for historical information about the project:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

W2A & Hamilton Business Center to Create a Western Gateway to Allentown's Downtown


W2A joined Matthew Sigman, president of Sigman Real Estate Partners LLC this past week at an open house unveiling what is slated to be the exciting and colorful new western gateway to Allentown’s revitalized Center City. Renovations to this 120,000 square foot site in Downtown Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone are envisioned to create excitement among both new and existing businesses, helping to grow the City.

Feel free to call us if you’d like to become involved in this exciting opportunity!

Monday, July 29, 2013

W2A Design Group is in Style...'Lehigh Valley Style!'

W2A Design Group recently provided professional architectural services to Habitat for Humanity, fitting out their new "ReStore" facility in Whitehall PA. The project is featured in the August issue of 'Lehigh Valley Style' magazine, on newsstands now! This new thrift store, appropriately housed in a renovated building, resells donated household items, with proceeds benefiting assistance programs and housing for Lehigh Valley residents in need. W2A, thinking green, at an all new level!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

W2A wishes our clients and colleagues a

As you enjoy the day and celebrate this great country of ours, remember to make some time to celebrate some great American architecture!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Willow Lane Elementary School Awarded LEED Silver Certification

Let's celebrate Earth Day knowing that another building has been created which supports environmental and social responsibility for sustainability and conservation. Willow Lane Elementary School provides East Penn School District students and residents with a healthier, more energy efficient environment in which to learn!

Green design and construction features in this new 85,000 square foot building include:

Optimized east-west solar orientation
Three-story classroom wing to minimize building footprint
The library and classrooms make maximum use of daylight to reduce electricity cost
Exemplary use of Regional and Recycled Materials
Use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound) materials to reduce indoor air contaminant
A High-efficiency HVAC system
Sensor-operated electronic faucets and automatic flush toilets  
All plants outside the school are indigenous to the area     
Encourages walking and biking by provision of continuous pathway
Povides preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Image Courtesy JRA

Image Courtesy JRA

The Crayola Experience is in the news!  Check out the link below to WFMZ's most recent segment on this colorful project!  W2A is excited to be a part of this fantastic project!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CreditSafe Receives Community Development Award

Now-Featured Wind Bracing

Congratulations to CreditSafe Company for receiving a Community Development award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at their Lehigh Valley Economic Outlook Luncheon on Tuesday January 22, 2013.  CreditSafe is Europe’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports.  The company is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with offices in Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.  W2A Design Group is proud to have assisted CreditSafe in launching its US operations on Pond Road in Allentown this past September.

Services provided by W2A included: field survey of existing space; preparation of existing building plans; new space plan in conjunction with Steelcase dealer, IWS, of Allentown; preparation of architectural plans for permitting; selection of finishes; and construction coordination with general contractor, Shane Patrick, of Allentown.  During demolition, unknown building wind bracing was discovered within two walls; it was thus decided to make an architectural element out of the wind bracing and to paint it “CreditSafe Red”.
Typical Workstation Cluster

Employee Break Room

Typical Common Work Area
Conference Room
Employee Break Room

Photographs by Alyssha Eve Csuk