The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute has been awarded a 2018 Habitat Hero award from the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for a commitment to environmentally sound landscaping practices which preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.
WMWA's planting design for the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) was recently featured through a poster plenary session at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. Held annually at Western Carolina University, the conference has a long-held tradition of promoting environmental stewardship through the use of native species and offers a forum for advancing cooperation and dialog between all participants in native and cultural landscape management.
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The Lone Oaks Farm Master Plan has received distinctions from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) for excellence in planning for a new campus and a Virginia ASLA 2018 Honor Award for analysis and planning.
WMWA worked in conjunction with internationally-renowned firms NBW Landscape Architects and el dorado to develop a comprehensive master plan that reflects a deeply collaborative planning process, one that integrated several institutions, stakeholders, and a multi-disciplinary team of experts.
WMWA Crabtree Farms Master Plan receives a Tennessee ASLA 2017 Honor Award for planning and analysis. The master plan, conceived in conjunction with a strategic plan, brings a vision for the long term growth and efficiency of food production while celebrating the farm as community hub.
The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) has achieved LEED Gold certification. The honor, conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), highlights the Institute’s role as “a showcase of sustainability” and underscores its conservation mission to improve water quality in nearby wetlands and the Tennessee River and to emphasize energy-efficiency and minimal environmental impact.
Envisioned as a new model for sustainable development in Chattanooga, 100 at South Broad is a pedestrian focused, residential community in Chattanooga’s South Broad neighborhood. WMWA collaborated with the developer, architect, and engineers to reimagine the site as a progressive and timeless space.
Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) received multiple awards at the 2017 Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC) Awards, including Peoples Choice for Collaborative Building Team of the Year. The WMWA team worked alongside Franklin Architects, EMJ Corporation, IC Thomasson Associates, Miller MCCoy, Bennet & Pless, and Compass Commissioning and Design to incorporate the TNACI narrative of sustainability across the site. Click above for more info on our 2017 BRIC awards!
WMWA's Matt Whitaker was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine's March 2017 interview, "Start Your Engines" about the challenges and opportunities of starting his own landscape architecture practice. Matt discusses what he's learned in the 4 years of owning a small business and the renewed appreciation for past employers.
W.M. Whitaker and Associates is the landscape architect for NextGen Homes providing design services for stormwater management, planting palette and an analysis of the building’s siting on its steep slope.
Located just north of downtown Washington, D.C., the North Bethesda Market is a mixed use community development with a plaza at the heart of its public space. Matt Whitaker played a significant role in the design and construction of the project while at NBW Landscape Architects.
WMWA's winning design proposal 'Streamline Broad Street' re-imagines a new pedestrian and commercial district that emphasizes safety, sustainability, and quality of urban design in downtown Chattanooga. Click above to watch our team Presentation and check out our Projects for more info on the design.
As part of Crabtree Farm's ongoing workshop series, WMWA's Matt Whitaker to host, "Pruning, the Healthy Thing to Do!" Click above for more information on the Crabtree website!