Waterloo Fire Station wins 2023 NACo Achievement Award

Waterloo Fire Station was awarded “Best in Category” in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Category at the 2023 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. Excerpt: “The Department of Public Works recently completed the design and construction of the new Waterloo Fire Station. This state-of-the-art facility was built to meet the demands of a modern […]


We are excited to announce that we are working with the Naval Academy Athletic Association and Navy Lacrosse to design a new Lacrosse Center on the yard. This Center will be dedicated to Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse and will house all elements of the program. This 33,000 SF facility is being designed to incorporate the […]


We are currently working with the Naval Academy Alumni Association and Navy Academy Memorial Affairs to relocate and expand the Columbarium. To respond to sea rise, the current Columbarium site will be returned to nature and a new facility will be designed at a higher level. The project will also include the design and construction […]


We are currently working with the Delaware Army National Guard in the design of a new 42,000 SF Readiness Center in New Castle Delaware. The facility contains an assembly hall, arms armory, kitchen, classrooms, administrative offices, and support services. The facility is being designed to meet the requirements of LEED Silver. The building is being […]

AIA Chesapeake Bay 2021 Design Awards

We are so excited and proud that our project, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, received TWO awards at the AIA Chesapeake Bay 2021 Excellence in Design Awards Celebration.  In the non-residential, new construction category, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department received a Merit Award.  The new station provides best-in-class fire station operations to serve the […]

Rich Loeschke, Principal, retiring

After 33 years at BIGWAHA, Richard J. Loeschke, Jr., is raising the sails and heading off to retirement. As a firm, we are so fortunate to have benefitted from his talent, knowledge, and leadership for more than three decades. As his colleagues and friends, we have shared many laughs and memories.  We wish Rich the best in his next […]

Middletown Fire Station

Bignell Watkins Hassser Architects worked with Frederick County to design Middletown Volunteer Fire Company #7 as the prototype for the County’s next generation of fire stations. The result is a new 18,500 SF Fire Station that was thoughtfully planned to be functionally efficient and visually appealing with modern amenities. The station houses both volunteers and career fire […]

Riverside Square to deliver in 2019

Monument Realty announced it has secured financing, signed multiple leases and begun construction of Riverside Square, a 90K SF shopping center fronting Route 7 in Ashburn, VA.  The shopping center will include a 5K SF Sheetz convenience store and gas station and a 7,400 SF Texas Roadhouse steakhouse. Monument has also signed a lease for a 20K […]