At WBA, giving back to the community is one of the firm's core values. We understand that as professionals we need to share our success and skills with the community. We are proud of our very own Jeremy Cutts and Sharon Hughes who volunteer as mentors for the Birmingham chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of America.
Along with other professionals in the area, they mentor local high school students throughout the school year and guide them on projects relating to engineering, building and design. These projects include planning city layouts, designing roads and building a gingerbread house.
We had a visit from Edgewood Elementary School's fifth grade enrichment program. They were full of energy and questions and ready to learn the ins and outs of architecture and interior design. We received Thank-you notes from all the students to put on display in the studio. We are thankful for their enthusiasm and interest in the industry and look forward to the next generation of young architects and designers.
We took some time today to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with each other. We are thankful this holiday season for an amazingly talented group to work with.
It's that time of the year again for all of the WBA employees to gather on the loading dock stairs to take a firm photo. There were lists and a lot of pointing and arranging but in the end, we got the shot.
WBA's very own Jonathan Meadows presented his latest installation at the Alabama Center for Architecture. The installation is a representation of an architects sketchbook brought to life. It creates an immersive experience to the viewer with the architects design process happening all around them.
Congratulations to Binx for achieving the Birmingham Business Journal's 2016 top 40 under 40.
A Principal since 2013, Binx leads many of our research laboratory, healthcare and higher education projects. H fosters team collaboration with a passionate drive for thoughtful solutions, attention to detail and careful execution of concepts to realize client aspirations. With a sencere desire to improve the quality of the environment, he leads the firm's sustainable design practice.
WBA has a studio recycling program for paper/cardboard, aluminum and plastic. Last year we recycled and estimated:
21,834 lbs. of paper
47 lbs. of aluminum cans
35 lbs of plastic bottles
21,916 lbs of recycled materials