08 August 2011


The Kiosk is forming in Richmond... it will be a welcome center for the Manchester neighborhood, migrating between three critical locations of urban relevance over the course of two weekends in October. The Kiosk is a product of the 2011 Emerging Leaders in Architecture, a year long honors academy of the Virginia Society of Architecture. Thom is one of the 15 participants, each of whom is an architect, intern, or student from around the Commonwealth. The group is keeping a Blog with updates on progress. Check it out here.

Fun show at the Belmont

Friday night was superfun at the Belmont. Thanks to Jill Berch, NEC, and Glass Pennies for a great time. Videographer Jay Sanchez was there with his gear recording for an upcoming episode of SOUNDCHECK... looks like you might be able to watch Whispering Winds on tv in three weeks from now.

12 April 2011


I am very happy to announce that WORK PROGRAM ARCHITECTS is open for business in Downtown Norfolk. The studio is a partnership between me (Thom White) and Mel Price. Come visit us at our space in the beautiful Monticello Arcade, 208 E. Plume Street, Suite 2, Norfolk, VA 23510. Also visit our website: www.wparch.com.

03 February 2011

We played a show

Whispering Winds played a show this past Saturday. I know... a little after the fact. A lot is in flux... there will be numerous interesting and exciting things to post soon. Believe me.

06 November 2010

Press for Art Bike Racks

Peter Johnston of 5forty design and I have collaborated on the design for two artwork/bike rack pieces that we will build and install in Downtown Norfolk. We recently presented our designs at the Downtown Norfolk Council monthly meeting, and some good coverage in the press followed: In the Virginian Pilot, in AltDaily, and Wavy TV 10. To see the whole DNC Member briefing, including analysis about "bikeability" in Norfolk from Frank Duke, Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Norfolk, click here.

28 October 2010

Dr. Mitchell Joachim

Last Tuesday evening, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the AIA hosted its Fall Lecture with Dr. Mitchell Joachim. I was one of the organizers of the event and am very happy with how it turned out. Mitch's talk was excellent, and the Granby Theater was packed. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Marci and Russell Parrish, Jen Stringer, Martin Borger, and Andrew Ferrarelli for the hard work. Also big thanks to Shannon Chance, Jim Gehman, Greg Rutledge, Kevin Murphy, Bobby Wright and the Granby Theater for supporting the event and for help with planning the design competition which we'll soon kickoff. More on that soon... I had chance to interview Dr. Joachim just prior to his visit. Read it here. Also, read Leona Baker's interview at VEER Magazine.