At LPDA we’re continuing to make places for people but are operating in different locations and adopting new ways of working, as we adjust for the current environment.

Social distancing has certainly taken some fun out of collaboration but we are getting through it like everyone else, with technology! We‘re continuing to hold discussions, check in with people, and oversee projects. It’s not as tactile but we can still chat, look each other in the “cyber” eye, smile and laugh. 

Projects are moving along and we are doing some great work for our communities including:

  • Virtual workshop facilitation for a water access land use study of over 15 participants

  • Hospital construction drawings for entry, signage and amenity improvements

  • Design layouts for two riverfront parks

  • Construction documents for the memorial garden, promenade and parade grounds at the National Museum of the U.S. Army

  • Adaptive reuse concepts of a tired, 1980’s shopping mall

  • Completion of a wayfinding plan for a destination small town in Northern Virginia

  • Design detailing for a City park overlook and event pavilion

  • Community input and planning for a County wide parks and recreation open space plan

  • Final site plans for a Civil War battlefield interpretive park

  • Illustrations for water access improvements to Dutch Gap and James River Conservation Areas

As you can see, our recent work trend has been predominantly public open spaces. Getting outdoors is especially important these dayswhich is why we’re even more committed to our work on parks, trails, and the preservation of open space. Although the use of our park systems and amenities are not unaffected by the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re joining over 1000 organizations in supporting the safe use of parks and open spaces. We encourage you to get out there – enjoy the great outdoors, and watch spring in action!