Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Centre Square Plaza Sculpture & New Bridge Signage
Image courtesy JRA

Pine Street Crosswalk / Mural Treatment
Image courtesy JRA
W2A Design Group is proud to be assisting Crayola expand their 'Crayola Experience' in Easton's Centre Square by providing architectural and engineering services for building renovations.  New exhibit design is being provided by JRA, Cincinnati OH.

Check out Monday's Easton Express' Lehigh Valley Live article by clicking on the following link to learn more about this exciting project!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Allentown Fire Department New East Side Station Construction Project is officially OUT TO BID!

Front View across North Irving Street
The City of Allentown has officially advertised for bids for the construction of the new East Side Fire Station.  Bids will be due on Thursday September 27th, and there will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on September 10th.  Please follow this link to the Allentown Purchasing Department webpage for additional information, or to request Bid Documents:

Side View Across East Green Street

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

W2A is Going to New Heights to Serve our Clients!

W2A Design Group is going to new heights in providing a building analysis for the historic St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Lansford PA!  W2A’s work involves a multi-disciplinary study of the former St. Michael’s Slovak Church, originally constructed in 1908, to assess the existing physical & structural integrity, accessibility compliance and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems.

       40 TON CRANE WITH 150' BOOM               7 1/2 FOOT DIAMETER CLOCK FACE



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

County of Lehigh old Courthouse - Historical Preservation & Exterior Repainting

W2A Design Group assisted the County of Lehigh in their recent Historic Preservation project at the Old Courthouse located in downtown Allentown at 501 Hamilton Street. W2A Design Group provided bid documents for the exterior repainting of this historic Courthouse, and assisted with the coordination of hazardous materials abatement (existing lead-based paint and asbestos-containing glazing compound), as well as incidental repairs required to existing wood trim, cornice and bell tower components, and replacement of deteriorated glazing compound and broken window panes. The project is currently nearing completion, in time for Allentown's 250th anniversary celebration later this year!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

W2A wishes our clients and colleagues a


As you enjoy the day and celebrate this great country of ours, remember to make some time to celebrate some great American architecture!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Epic Church

Fountain Hill, PA
The project is an 11,000 SF renovation of the former American Legion Building for a vibrant Community Center created to enlighten, stimulate, and engage the user into Christian worship, fellowship, and gathering. On the main floor, a multi-purpose Activity Center is provided. The lower level spaces are used for educational activities. An Integrated Project Delivery method was established to expedite the design and construction.

Welcoming Center
Activity Space 
View toward new entrance

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Public presentation of W2A’s design for the new East Side Fire Station for the City of Allentown

W2A Design Group is proud to have joined City officials last evening when the final design of the new East Side Fire Station was presented to the East Side Rittersville Neighborhood Association.  Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Fire Chief Robert Scheirer, Richard Young, Director of Public Works, Don Hoegg, Facility Manager, Building Maintenance, and Joseph Davis, the East Side’s newest City Councilman, were in attendance. 

The group was overwhelmingly supportive of W2A Design Group's design, complimentary of its “traditional yet modern” style, adding that the building will be a great addition to their neighborhood.

Demolition of the existing building will be complete in June, and the construction project is anticipated to go out to public bid in July.

The display boards will be on display in the Fire Administration office.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

National Library Week April 8 -14, 2012

Libraries are often the very heart and fabric that define a community and contribute to its overall success.

We salute all community libraries during this week.

Parkland Community Library, Upper Macungie Township, Allentown, PA

W2A Design Group's recent involvement with Community Libraries has continued our extensive experiencein the successful design and construction of stunning Libraries.

Advances in Library information storage and retrieval technologies influence library use for patron age groups including children, enjoying early literacy, to Tweens, Adults and Seniors. Although essential, this progress challenges existing facilities. Proposed new buildings now range from traditional to multi-media types of arrangements.

Libraries will continue to contribute to the stability, safety and quality of life for our communities.W2A Design Group has served Community, Educational and Academic Libraries over the last 40 years.We will assist you in all phases of planning, from early space programming through completion of construction.

Rachel Kohl Community Library, Glen Mills PA

Our highly regarded and valued library projects include:

Parkland Community Library, Allentown PA

James A. Michener Library, Quakertown PA; Bucks County Free Library System

Rachel Kohl Community Library, Glen Mills PA; Delaware County Library System

Northampton Area Public Library, Northampton, PA

RoseTree Media School District, Media PA

Lehighton Area School District, Lehighton PA

Shenandoah Elementary School, Shenandoah PA

St. Thomas More School, Allentown PA

Tulpehocken Area School District High School/Communiity Library, Bernville PA

Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA

St. Joseph the Worker R.C. Church School/Parish Library, Orefield PA

Willow Lane and Alburtis Elementary Schools , East Penn School District, Emmaus PA

Notre Dame of Bethlehem, Bethlehem PA

Bethlehem Area and Allentown School Districts, Lehigh Valley PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown PA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MOVE-IN at Bucknell University - Adaptive Re-use of United States Post Office

Development and Alumni Relations Department staff is moving into their new space in the renovated USPS building at Bucknell University. Check back soon for final photos!

Main Entrance Lobby

Exterior accessible ramp

Monday, March 5, 2012

W2A to design new East Side Fire Station for the City of Allentown PA

March 2012

In the news – W2A Design Group is excited to announce that we have been selected by the City of Allentown PA to provide professional architectural services for the new East Side Fire Station!

The new state-of-the-art building will replace the existing 50+ year old East Side Fire Station on North Irving Street, and will provide three drive-through apparatus bays on the ground floor, and offices and living spaces on the second floor. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer, with occupancy planned for late 2012.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Construction Complete on Phase I of the Atlantic County NJ DPW Improvements

Northfield, NJ – Construction on the W2A designed New Truck Wash Facility for the Department of Public Works is complete! The new 5,500 SF Truck Wash Facility, new roofed road material bins and associated site improvements including new site entry gate, new site security fencing, new roadways, new parking areas and storm water detention basins are now complete and operational.

The 12,800 SF Crew Quarters, including shops, storage, offices and locker / toilet facilities, is in the final stages of construction, and is anticipated to be occupied this spring.

The overall project scope involved planning for 262 employees and 109 DPW Vehicles on a 17-acre site with multiple buildings. The entire site has been re-planned to include: some proposed building demolition; construction of an addition plus complete renovation of the existing Engineering, Planning and DPW administration building; a new vehicle maintenance garage; personnel support facilities; vehicle / equipment storage buildings; and revised site entries, drives and parking areas.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'KEVA Built It Up! exhibit at Da Vinci Science Center through April 1st

There's still time to check out Da Vinci Science Center's 'KEVA Built It Up! interactive exhibit, inlcuding W2A's Design Team Challenge entries.

KEVA Build It Up! Da Vinci Science Center
Now Showing KEVA Build It Up! is an interactive visitor experience in which curious minds of all ages can show off their design and construction skills.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Construction Nearing Completion on W2A's current Adaptive Re-use project for Bucknell University

Construction is nearing completion on W2A's current adaptive reuse project for Bucknell University. The project involves renovations to the former United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse building in downtown Lewisburg PA. WIth over 32,000 SF, the project provides new space for the Development and Alumni Relations Department, with the Post Office continuing to provide public services on a portion of the first floor.

Typical upper level corridor

Conversion of courtroom into offices

New accessible building entrance