Named one of the top 10 coolest climbing Gyms in the world. The interior of an existing warehouse was transformed into a world class climbing facility. Storage units were used for support spaces and an additional story was dug underground to provide 30+ foot walls. If you would like to climb check out http://verticalventures.com/stpete/ for more information
WJArchitects was selected for the 2015 light on Tampa public Art Festival. This installation will utilize 100 underwater light fixtures illuminating the Hillsborough river and exposing the ecosystem that intersects with Downtown Tampa’s urban fabric
WJArchitects designed a new 45,000 sf office building for Tech Data in Largo, Florida. The Office building completes an existing campus rotated to provide courtyards for employees. The design incorporates principals of active office design. A large stair promotes exercise. The exterior spaces provide access to natural light and a destination for employees. The solution is a simple and efficient but pays close attention to the employees environment and well being.
WJArchitects created a temporary underwater lighting and video installation along St. Petersburg’s waterfront. The installation takes a forgotten underutilized urban space and injects program, experience, and activity through the use of light and interaction. The underwater lights attract and expose sea life to spectators. The video mapping transforms a blank wall into a kinetic canvas. How many urban spaces have hidden potential to be exposed and added to the consciousness of our cities? Special thanks to WJ lighting design Jamie Jensen and Brad Ball of Deep Glow http://www.deepglow.com/ for the lights and your help with the install.
The program consists of a new observation tower as well as the long term master planning of the Cooper’s Point peninsula as a publicly accessible nature preserve. The tower seeks to become one with the landscape while providing views ofTampaBay, Cooper’s Bayou, as well as the preserve area. Through the use of a porous skin cladding, the tower has the ability to provide shade and shadow from the intensity of theFloridasun while creating spaces for birding, relaxation, and education.
This project consists of a renovation and expansion of an existing church to accommodate modern style services. This requires a larger stage, sanctuary, audio, and visual systems. To do this we maintained the existing forms simply pulling one wall away from the building to allow natural light behind the alter and to be a glowing beacon of activity within the community. We then extended the roof life in the opposite direction to accommodate a protected entry and drop off. The final product is one cohesive form.