Project Snapshot: Dubai Festival City Parking Garage

Posted on September 16, 2015

This 2.5 million-square-foot, three-level enclosed mall and entertainment center serves as a world-class waterfront lifestyle resort and is the focal point for the 1,600-acre Dubai Festival City mixed use development. The mall and 450-meter canal walk sit atop a two-level, 12,000-car parking deck, and they mirror the crescent-shaped, man-made marina on Dubai Creek, which they overlook. WBA’s project scope included construction documents and […]

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Q&A: What is Design-Build with WBA Architect Javier Santos

Posted on August 31, 2015

1. What does it mean to have “design-build”? (aka what is it?) It means that the contractor is the lead entity in the project. 2. I keep reading this is a fairly new concept, how does design-build differ from historic builds? (ex: 1900s vs. now) Historically the architect is the “conductor of the orchestra” who […]

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Project Snapshot: Oaks Shopping Centers

Posted on August 5, 2015

This 250,000 square foot neighborhood retail village, located in the heart of one of Nashville’s high-end suburban areas, features over two dozen upscale shops and restaurants. This particular project was delivered to the developer in a design-build method. Team: MEP: Chehayeb and Associates Structural: McVeigh Magnum Contractor/Developer: The Parks Company

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Project Announcement: Overlook in Peachtree City

Posted on July 23, 2015

WBA was awarded Overlook in Peachtree City by Trinity Development, a Georgia/ Colorado developer with local offices in  Chamblee. Overlook is a shopping center development with nearly 120,000 SF of big box retail and shops. The final retail line up is still pending, but all the prospective tenants have a national presence. The projected opening date […]

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Project: South Highlands Shopping Center Renovation

Posted on July 13, 2015

WBA Jacksonville was awarded the South Highlands Shopping Center Renovation in Lake Placid, FL by Crossman & Company Inc. WBA will provide Architectural building planning design to support the eventual interior up-fit for future tenants, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation Assist. & Construction Admin. services. The 74,155 sq. feet project is […]

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Project: Adamec Harley Davidson, Jacksonville, FL

Posted on July 10, 2015

Adamec Cycle Sales Co. Inc. has opened the area’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership on the northwest corner of Baymeadows Road and Interstate 95. Construction of the $6 million, 60,000-square-foot, two-story structure was completed by Jenkins Construction of Jacksonville in October 2006. The building features a 14,500-square-foot showroom and sales area on the first floor, classrooms and […]

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Project: Highland Row, Memphis TN

Posted on May 28, 2015

WBA Jacksonville was awarded Highland Row in Memphis, TN by Milhaus Corporation. Highland Row, bordering the University of Memphis and a historic residential neighborhood, is a four-story dynamic mixed-use development in Memphis, Tennessee. Highland Row will include 354 luxury apartments and 35 townhomes, a parking garage and 32,000 square feet of retail space featuring ground-floor restaurants and […]

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Good Design is Good Business: Why Retail Design and Layout are Key

Posted on May 13, 2015

Many people did not know that the beautiful retail stores shoppers enjoy are actually the product of a great deal of research. Making the stores branding prominent is just one aspect of the specialized architectural and interior design practice. Learn more about the key elements in the WBA slideshare presentation here: Click here to view […]

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Retail Project: St. John's Town Center

Posted on May 11, 2015

In 2005, WBA was awarded the commission for Phase One and Two of St. Johns Town Center, a unique mixed use development  in Jacksonville, Florida. Working hand in hand with Simon Property Group, Wakefield Beasley created a fine architectural backdrop where locals and tourists can experience excellent stores, delicious restaurants and live music.  It is a […]

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BREAKING: WBA & UDA Awarded The Jacksonville Landing

Posted on April 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wakefield Beasley & Associates in collaboration with Urban Design Associates are pleased and honored to have been selected to assist the City of Jacksonville in planning the redevelopment of The Jacksonville Landing, the iconic riverfront property greeting visitors to downtown for over a quarter of a century. We look forward to working […]

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