Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lafayette Street Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements

Congrats to the Inovia Consulting Group on winning the Lafayette Street Sidewalk and Roadway Improvements project. We look forward to teaming with Inovia on this interesting project.

We will be sharing photos with you once the project is underway.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WPi's USC Farmers Market Project Wins Green Award

"Columbia Green and the Columbia Tree & Appearance Commission awarded South Carolina Athletics a Columbia Choice Award in the Renovation/Reuse category for its development of the Farmers Market site..." Click here to read full article.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bike Sharing is Taking Off

PRI reports on Boston's growing bike sharing business and human perks in this interesting article.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Creating Great Places! November 2012

Here's a sneak peak at November's Creating Great Places! to be published tomorrow.

Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY Urbanism

"As the economy continues to take big bites out of arts and city planning budgets, this bottom-up approach is changing the look of some cities. Are governments ready to embrace these grassroots ideas?"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Darla Moore desires incentives for tourism, not just manufacturing

Read a recap of Darla Moore's keynote speech at the Chamber's State of the Region Breakfast in the Island Packet.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sustainability in Small Business Workshop

Experience Green, a local non-profit, is hosting a workshop, with special guest Dodd Galbreath, to educate small businesses on green practices benefits. Register here: October 9, 11:30am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coligny's "Central Park"

A fully developed "Central Park" in Coligny is essential!

The open space opportunity we have a Coligny is rare. Civic leaders throughout history that have had the foresight to set aside and protect key open spaces in the middle of developed or rapidly developing land have often later been later heralded as visionaries. We have such an opportunity before us now with a 10-acre piece of undeveloped land that is very well positioned to serve as a key civic open space and destination for passive use and special events for the entire Island.

It would easy to justify placing buildings on this site or swapping pieces of to satisfy one request or the other. But, we have challenged ourselves with the difficult task of looking forward and setting a path with extraordinary outcomes. Central Park in Coligny represents one of those extraordinary opportunities. 

We must protect this open space asset and make Coligny Central Park our gift to future generations. 

Hilton Head Monthly Article

Monday, September 10, 2012

Playgrounds for Seniors recently published an article discussing a new trend in the states.  Playgrounds designed with low-impact exercise equipment are popping up next to child-friendly parks- exercise for everyone! 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

8 Oaks Park Brings County Additional Revenue

Georgetown Times highlights the power of economic impact projects.  Almost a half-million dollars have been deposited in Georgetown County businesses this summer thanks to ball tournaments at Eight Oaks Park!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

USC's Tailgate Facility Will be Ready for Gameday!

Looking forward to the first day of football at USC's new Tailgate Facility / Farmers Market!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Designing a Revenue Generating Space

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn was published this month in Savannah Weddings magazine illustrating its large oak trees and wooden pavilion. It is a popular site for island weddings and receptions.  WPi created the master plan for this beautiful open space.

Friday, August 3, 2012

T-SPLOST Failure Still Means More $$$

Most interesting article released by Georgia Public Broadcasting defining how the GA laws protect transportation funding. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Congratulations Georgetown!

8 Oaks Regional Park Opening Tournament 
(As Displayed on the Dixie Youth Facebook Page.)

Monday, June 25, 2012

ATL Transportation Referendum Defined

The Atlanta BeltLine posted an informative and compelling video explaining the importance of the July 31st Referendum. Check it out on their website.
Photo: Atlanta BeltLine's Historic 4th Ward Park

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beautiful Home and Garden Tours

South Carolina's Magnolia Gardens is noted as the oldest US public garden in Budget Travel's Most Beautiful Home and Garden Tours article.

Monday, May 14, 2012

National Mall Design Competition Winners Released

The National Mall is getting a new look.  ASLA blogs about the national design competition winners released today. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Craft Beer on the East Coast!

Just in case you missed this exciting news... New Belgium Brewing is happy to announce that Asheville, North Carolina will be the site for their east coast brewery!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

RBC Heritage Forbes Write-Up

Hilton Head Island's RBC Heritage Golf Tournament hotel receives accolades on  Don't forget, the Heritage is only a few days away: April 9-15!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Constituents Lead Change in Transportation Funding Bill

Our previous post addressed critical changes to the funding of local, landscape architecture projects.  Thanks to constituents speaking out, the MAP-21 bill passed with several pedestrian- and community-friendly provisions.  This ASLA article goes addresses the specific changes to MAP-21.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Alternative Transportation... And Funding

"The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted on February 2 to eliminate funding for non-motorized transportation".  Read more of this interesting article on alternative transportation, Bicycles Belong, on ULI's website. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Tourism Stats is the Chamber's way of sharing "everything from demographic information and labor profiles, to visitor data and Department of Commerce statistics." It's a quick and easy tool for Chamber members to get information that can help grow their businesses. Thanks Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce!

Friday, March 9, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Concert

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is hosting Celtic Crossroads, a band from Galway, Ireland, this Sunday and Monday as part of the island's St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Historic Mitchelville Article in BBC

Britain's BBC news wrote a fascinating article on Hilton Head Island's Historic Mitchelville.  #WPi's Mark Baker was interviewed and provided the Master Plan for Image 6 for this article.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

US Airways Magazine / Welcome to Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and the Lowcountry

December's issue of US Airways Magazine featured 2 #WPi projects: Mitchelville and the Coastal Discovery Museum, as well as many other wonderful aspects of the Lowcountry!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Creating Great Places! February 2012

The University of South Carolina's Tailgate Facility is highlighted in this month's Creating Great Places! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2011 Real Estate Recap: Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, home of  #WPi's main office for over 23 years, shows the most improved real estate market in the state according to an article in the Island Packet.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WPi in Lake Wylie Pilot News!

#WPi is excited about its latest win-the York County Park Master Plan project!  Read the details of this new, 50-acre recreation project in this Lake Wylie Pilot article.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Everybody can be great...

"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

HGTV Call Out for Landscape Professionals

Come on, you know you want to.  Check out ASLA's article on how to apply, here.