Pete O'Shea elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows by Siteworks Studio

From the ASLA:

"The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 37 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2015. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. The new class of Fellows will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 6-9, in Chicago.

The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Individuals considered for this distinction must be members of ASLA in good standing for at least 10 years and must be recommended to the Council of Fellows by the Executive Committee of their local chapter, the Executive Committee of ASLA or the Executive Committee of the Council of Fellows."

Congratulations Pete! 

To see the entire 2015 Class of Fellows click here or paste https://www.asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=46747 into your browser.

Virginia Chapter of the ASLA selects Siteworks for three awards by Siteworks Studio

We are pleased to announce that O'Shea Wilson Siteworks has received three awards from the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Awards were received in the General Design Category for the New Cabell Hall Courtyard Transformation, for VCU Honors College, and in the Planning and Analysis Category for MODERN/HISTORY: Re-inhabiting the Rice House.

 

We Moved...again by Pete O'Shea

After a year and half out on Horseshoe Farm in Earlysville we headed back to town. We loved being out in the county surrounded by incredible trees, birds and the incredible skies. The kids missed the city and the ability to move around without the reliance on the folks and the car...so we're back! After a long and unsuccessful house hunt...we discovered fortuitously that our friends Maurice Cox and Giovanna Galfione Cox were looking for someone to rent their beautiful home on Old Ridge Street. We jumped at the opportunity to continue the stewardship started by their family in the home/ design office hybrid lifestyle and have been in residence and at work all of one big night and day so far. We already love it and look forward to living and working back in Charlottesville!

 conference room? family studio? homework central? all of the above!

conference room? family studio? homework central? all of the above!

 main space for Pete and Jake. 11.5 foot ceilings equals big windows and incredible light.

main space for Pete and Jake. 11.5 foot ceilings equals big windows and incredible light.

 you can't find that many places in town with a view like this one from the upper porch.

you can't find that many places in town with a view like this one from the upper porch.

Big Fish! by Pete O'Shea

After months of top secret, intense design work with a great team headed by VMDO Architects we are officially official with the unveiling of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center for Virginia Wesleyan College. Led by the incredible vision and generosity of an anonymous donor to honor the service and leadership of outgoing President William T. "Billy" Greer, this project will complete the colleges quad and establish a high performance building and landscape dedicated to the natural sciences and the regional environment. See more at http://www.vwc.edu/news-a-events/news-releases/vwc-announces-greer-environmental-sciences-center.

 

New Cabell Hall Live by Pete O'Shea

New Cabell Hall was up and running a few weeks before the end of the semester...

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 The cafe terrace and stair to The Lawn

The cafe terrace and stair to The Lawn

  A pre-construction view of the cafe terrace area

 A pre-construction view of the cafe terrace area

The Old Cold Storage by Pete O'Shea

Last week we had the unexpected pleasure of discovering The Old Cold Storage Warehouse-Architectural and Industrial Storage down in Arrington, Virginia. This cold storage facility was built by the federal government for Nelson County apple growers in the 1930's and today is the magical home of the various businesses run by Jeremy Hale. Inside this incredible structure sits a treasure trove of material memories. From room stacked with vintage wooden carts, to old cars and vintage bikes, to salvaged wooden beams and whole tree trunks, this place is stocked to the roof with history waiting to be transformed into a new and wonderful use. We found ourselves here along with Joshua Wheeler and Clay Hansen of The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression scouting out shipping containers that Jeremy will be helping to transform into a mobile Free Expression Wall and Gallery over the next few months. We can't wait to get going on this fun new endeavor.

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http://shop.oldcoldstorage.com/aboutus.sc

 Old Lineberry Carts waiting for love

Old Lineberry Carts waiting for love

 That is a front porch!

That is a front porch!

 This place is also a recycling center for Nelson County

This place is also a recycling center for Nelson County

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 Just one small corner.

Just one small corner.

Museum of the shenandoah valley gets board approval by Pete O'Shea

After a flurry of work this winter in updating the museum master plan and in developing ideas for a comprehensive trail system and entry sequence, the Board gave unanimous approval to move into schematic design and fundraising for the entire project. When complete this will be an incredible expanded museum, historic garden and cultural park that integrates contemporary art, ecology and history in an interactive exploration of the Shenandoah Valley. We can't wait!

 entry meadow

entry meadow

 trail shelter folly

trail shelter folly

 pasture trail

pasture trail

 sketch master plan update

sketch master plan update

 slice trail

slice trail

 wiggle stone walk

wiggle stone walk

foggy farm by Pete O'Shea

6 inches of snow on top of an earlier 10 and a temperature of 8 degrees was replaced by rain and 68 in the space of four days. The resultant foggy sunset was a much appreciated gift during an intense deadline.

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 what a place to work!

what a place to work!

Buffalo Shook by Pete O'Shea

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The Buffalo Shook Lumber Yard on The High Bridge Trail in Farmville, Virginia. Wouldn't this be an amazing baseline wall wall for a new baseball stadium on The Appomattox River?

High Bridge by Pete O'Shea

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The High Bridge Trail in Farmville, Virginia. What an awesome place to go for a run after a meeting for our Master Planning project we are working on with Cooper Robertson.