WERK | Urban Design

A10 Warthog and F35A Lightning prepare for flight at Nellis Air Force Base, renderings done by WERK | urban design for LOLA project with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

F-35A LIVE ORDINANCE LOADING AREA, (LOLA) IMPROVEMENTS

LOCATION: NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEVADA

 

The project consisted of providing new support structures for the new F35A being introduced to Nellis Air Force Base. The improvements consisted of a Live Ordnance Loading Area (LOLA); areas for F35As as well as A-10s; overhead shade structures; a 14,300 sf LOLA Crew Operations Facility; a parking lot; access road improvements; and drainage/landscape in accordance with Anti-terrorism Force Protection (AT/FP) standards.


WERK | urban design also provided all of the associated 3D modeling for the project. Consideration went into providing a natural look for the drainage basins located around the facility and adjacent parking lot.

status:

Currently Under Construction

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WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION (WAPA) / BUREAU OF RECLAMATION (BOR) FACILITIES UPGRADE

LOCATION: PAGE, ARIZONA


The current Glen Canyon Warehouse Building under use by Bureau of Reclamation’s Glen Canyon Field Division (Reclamation) is a 50 year old 34,000 sq ft building. Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, established revised 2016 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (Guiding Principles). This project is being classified as a modernization and will now house office space for both Western Area Power Administration, (WAPA) and Bureau of Reclamation, (BOR) personnel. The site also hosts a 4.7 acre fenced yard for associated equipment and materials. WERK | urban design also provided all of the associated 3D modeling for the project. Consideration went into providing a natural look for the drainage basins located around the facility and adjacent parking lot.


We are providing landscape architectural services for upgrading grounds around the building to reduce water consumption, provide shade for passive cooling, and upgrade existing drainage systems for a renewed multi-use facility. The project supports Reclamation’s goal to comply with the requirements of the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings.

STATUS:

Issued For Construction

Landscape architecture rendering of Veterans Reflection Circle in Honor of SFC Brian Mancini by WERK | urban design

Veterans Reflection Circle in Honor of SFC Brian Mancini

LOCATION: SURPRISE, ARIZONA

  • CLIENT: City of Surprise
  • DESIGN TEAM: 
    • WERK | urban design
    • Logan Simpson Design
    • Honor House
      • CONSTRUCTION TEAM:
      • Haydon Construction, 82 Bravo Surveying & Mapping, Airpark Signs & Graphics, Cox Cactus Farms, DBA Construction, Earthscapes, Evergreen Turf, Felix Construction Company, Granite Express, Hawkeye Electric, Hauser Engineering Group, Mountain States Nursery, Natina, Nesbitt Contracting, Premier Irrigation, Rummel Construction, Straight Arrow Contracting, Triton Boulder Supply, Winberger Waste Disposal, Wright Engineering


Honor House founder Sergeant First Class Mancini lived a life of service that did not end when he retired from the Army. His service lasted from 1997-2011, including two tours as a medic in Iraq. In 2007, he was severely wounded by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. Despite a traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Brian founded Honor House, an organization dedicated to helping service members transition back to civilian life. 


Brian eventually succumbed to his wounds in March of 2017, but he touched many lives and left a lasting legacy that continues to this day. The landscape architecture at the Veterans Reflection Circle is a special place that supports his legacy while honoring his life as a decorated veteran and community leader. Those who visit the Veterans Reflection Circle in Surprise are inspired by his life and appreciate the sacrifice that all veterans make each day

status:

Currently Under Construction

Estimated Completion Date: 11/11/2019


MEDIA LINKS AND ARTICLES

06/24/2019 - 12 News

Memorial in Surprise honors combat veteran who gave so much to others


01/17/2019 - AZ Central, Jen Fifield

Nature-Centered Memorial to honor Arizona Veteran Brian Mancini


12/05/2018 - Your Valley, Matt Roy

City to honor fallen hero; Surprise Task Force presents Mancini memorial proposal to council


04/01/2018 - 60 Minutes, CBS News

How IEDs may be physically causing PTSD

VETERANS REFLECTION CIRCLE IN HONOR OF SFC BRIAN MANCINI

Fly-Through Video of the Design and Interview with Brian created by WERK + Logan Simpson

Landscape architecture rendering of Wellspring Park amenity pool area by WERK | urban design & engineering

WELLSPRING HEALTH AND WELLNESS PARK

location: goodyear, arizona

  • CLIENT: City of Goodyear
  • DESIGN TEAM:
    • WERK | urban design
    • Logan Simpson Design
    • Gensler 
    • Dibble Engineering
    • Daniel Winterbottom


The City of Goodyear intends to convert a two-mile, 129-acre strip of land adjacent to I-10 into a world-class health and wellness resource. Bordered by three medical facilities and with few site constraints, the master plan for Wellspring Park will be developed as a public-private partnership (P3). Inspired by the emphasis on human health, the design team developed three conceptual plan alternatives that drew inspiration from human life cycles, body systems, and the effect of nature on human health. The final conceptual master plan - "Mind, Body, and Spirit" - approaches health holistically. Recreation opportunities are geared toward the fitness, adventure, gathering, physical recuperation, meditation, remembrance, environmental education, and healthy habits, all while immersed in an enriched landscape architecture setting. Because of the scope, scale, and funding needs of the project, the master plan divided the park into "precincts", each of which has a different wellness focus and aesthetic character that is suitable for individual development. In addition to developing the master plan, the design team created the park's logo and developed a high-end fly-through video to demonstrate the benefits to potential users and contributors. 


STATUS:

Master Plan completed

WELLSPRING PARK

Fly-Through video and production created by WERK | urban design